A BOXER carried out a racist attack on a Renfrewshire shop worker who wouldn’t let him charge his mobile phone in the store.

Aston Brown, who has won all three of his professional fights, lashed out at Mohammad Amin at the Post Office where the victim works.

Paisley Sheriff Court heard that 28-year-old Brown headbutted Mr Amin, continued to batter him as he lay on the ground and then pulled a Buckfast bottle from his jacket and lashed out with the weapon.

He may now have to swap the ring for a jail cell after he admitted leaving Mr Amin scarred for life in the attack on December 3, 2017.

Brown appeared in the dock last week for a pre-trial hearing and was facing a total of eight charges in relation to two separate incidents but struck a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty to four charges in exchange for the others being dropped.

He admitted assaulting Mr Amin and leaving him scarred for life at the Post Office in Greenock Road, Inchinnan, and acting in a racially aggravated way towards him by swearing and making racist remarks.

Brown also admitted struggling with police and taking his dad’s car without his consent following a separate incident on December 27 last year.

Procurator fiscal depute Keri Marshall told how Brown lashed out at Mr Amin after he stopped him from charging his phone.

A short time later, Brown began hurling racist abuse at Mr Amin and declared: “I’ll f****** kill you all.”

Miss Marshall said: “The accused struck the complainer on the head with a bottle of Buckfast he’d removed from his jacket pocket and the bottle broke as a result of that.”

Mr Amin was rushed to hospital by ambulance, receiving seven stitches in a wound above his eye and four stitches in a wound on the back of his head.

The court also heard that, in December last year, Brown had resisted arrest when police tracked him down in his dad’s Fiat 500, which he had taken without permission.

After hearing that Brown had struggled with mental health problems, Sheriff Tom McCartney called for background reports to be prepared ahead of sentencing and adjourned the case until next month.

As he did so, he said: “It may well be the decision is that, given the nature of charge one in particular, that no other sentence other than imprisonment is appropriate.”

Brown, of Govan, Glasgow, could be jailed for as long as five years when he returns to the dock to learn his fate.

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