AN ISLE of Wight man found guilty of making racist remarks to two staff at Boots has had the case against him quashed on appeal by a judge.

William Djivikian, of Trafalgar Road, Newport, was handed a three-year conditional discharge by Island magistrates in September last year after he had previously been found guilty of two charges of racially aggravated harassment, alarm or distress at Slough Magistrates’ Court.

The 30-year-old, who had voluntarily handed himself into the police three weeks after an incident in Boots chemists in Maidenhead on February 27, 2021, had complex mental health issues at that time — detailed in a 33-page psychiatric report, considered by Island magistrates.

Mr Djivikian subsequently won an appeal against his conviction, heard at the Isle of Wight Crown Court.

The Crown Prosecution Service did not oppose the application and the case was dismissed by the judge.