Racist thug who stalked Glasgow woman and targeted MSP's office found dead at home

James Malcolm is said to have an 'interest' in white supremacist group KKK.
-Credit: (Image: Mike Gibbons)

A man once guilty of scrawling anti-Semitic and neo-Nazi symbols on the window of an MSP's office has been found dead.

The body of James Malcolm, 24, was discovered a week after he had been back in court for stalking a teenage girl to try and 'stop her seeing black people'.

Malcolm first hit the headlines in January 2019 when he targeted the office of SNP politician Rona Mackay in his hometown of Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire.

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He used red paint to draw symbols including a Star of David being hung on gallows.

During a two-month crime spree, he also caused damage to 27 headstones at a cemetery with a swastika symbol scribbled on broken glass found at one of them.

His home was later found covered with sinister slogans including "death to all non-whites".

Malcolm - then 18 - was locked up for two years and four months for the offences.

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He was then back at Glasgow Sheriff Court this year for hounding an 18-year-old girl.

Malcolm claimed he did this to "protect her from mixing with black guys". The hearing was further told he had an "unhealthy interest" in the Ku Klux Klan.

Sheriff Joanna McDonald said this latest crime merited a "significant custodial sentence", but she did not have the powers to do that due to the lower level Malcolm was prosecuted at.

On June 11, she went on to put Malcolm on a four month curfew keeping him indoors daily between 7pm and 7am.

He was also put under supervision for three years. A week later, it is believed police went to visit him at his home when his body was found.

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A Police Scotland spokesperson confirmed: "Officers attended at a property in the Burns Court area of Kirkintilloch around 7.20pm on Tuesday June 18.

"A man was found dead within.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious and a report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal."