VERDICT: Former Dundee councillor guilty of sending racist messages to Muslim colleague

Craig Melville
Craig Melville

Former Dundee councillor Craig Melville has been found guilty of sending hateful racist messages to his Muslim colleague.

Ex-SNP Councillor Melville, 37, of Marlee Road, Broughty Ferry, had denied the charge that,
between November 13 and 15, 2015 he sent a number of text messages to Nadia El-Nakla that contained threatening, abusive and derogatory remarks regarding Muslims to her from his home and elsewhere in Dundee.

The charge was also of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner likely to cause fear or alarm, and that the offence was aggravated by religious prejudice.

But Sheriff Scott Pattison delivered a guilty verdict and he was fined £1,000.