A SHERIFF is to give evidence against a Rangers fan accused of singing and shouting sectarian abuse on a train to an SPL clash, a court heard yesterday.

Jamie Rhodie is facing trial over allegations he committed a religiously aggravated breach of the peace on a train from Glasgow to Dundee on September 10 last year.

He was travelling for Rangers' SPL encounter with Dundee United at Tannadice when the alleged incident took place.

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Sheriff Harry Small based at Hamilton Sheriff Court is a "key witness" for the prosecution.

Lawyers for Rhodie yesterday told Dundee Sheriff Court they were waiting to view CCTV evidence.

Rhodie, 18, of Gartcosh, denies committing a racially aggravated breach of the peace. Sheriff Tom Hughes continued the case to trial later this month.