A TEENAGER who made racist remarks to hospital staff at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh has been admonished.

Dylan Kerr shouted the word “n*****” at one employee and, when challenged, he was heard to say: “I can if I want to”.

The 19-year-old was warned on multiple occasions to refrain from using the racist term but continued to do so.

The drunk teenager, of High Street, Musselburgh, was eventually restrained by a witness and police were called to attend on October 7, 2022.

Kerr pleaded guilty to the racially aggravated offence at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last December and sentence was deferred for other matters to be dealt with.

He also admitted a second offence of assaulting a man by pushing him on the body and assaulting his former partner by pushing her on the body at Bridge Street in Musselburgh on October 30, 2022.

He also assaulted a police officer during the same incident by punching him to the head after he had been arrested for the earlier assaults.

Kerr returned to the dock for sentencing last week, where Sheriff Peter McCormack was told he was currently under the terms of a two-year community payback order involving supervision, which was imposed at Livingston Sheriff Court last month.

Sheriff McCormack did not want to interfere with that order after being told that Kerr was “engaging very well” and agreed to hand out admonitions on the two matters before him.