A gentleman celebrating his 30th birthday dropped his temper when he popped out of a Wetherspoon pub to have a cigarette and was refused re-entry.
Landscaper Keith Thomson was at the Newyearfield in Livingston, West Lothian when he was told by pub staff he was ‘far much too intoxicated’ to be authorized back again in.
He reacted by pushing supervisor William Coulter into a doorway then started ‘hammer fisting’ him more than the head, Livingston Sheriff Court was informed.
Thomson then grabbed safety guard Uldis Mencisby the left eye and scratched his eyeball.
Asif Rashid, prosecuting, said the workers managed to get the defendant out of a hearth exit and into the beer yard at the facet of the pub in McArthur Glen Procuring Centre.
Then Thomson’s father, Allan, grew to become involved in the incident which took put on October 19, 2019.
‘At this stage the accused grabbed a backyard garden stool and threw it at the glass window of the pub triggering it to smash,’ Mr Rashid claimed.
‘Mr Mencis approached the accused and tried to go him completely off the premises.
‘Two constables noticed Allan Thomson coming to the beer yard entrance and lunging toward Mr Mencis, throwing punches at him.’
The police officers then detained and billed both Thomson and his 53-12 months outdated dad.
The younger gentleman reported: ‘He assaulted me. He deserved it. I likely shouldn’t have reacted that way.’
The son, from East Calder in West Lothian, admitted assault and breach of the peace rates and dad Allan admitted a solitary charge of assault.
Jack Walker, defending, claimed Thomson recognized that his father would not have grow to be involved were being it not for his possess actions.
He explained: ‘The loved ones had been out celebrating Keith Thomson’s 30th birthday. Regrettably he had far far too much to drink and received carried away.
‘He did not value how intoxicated he was and behaved in a absolutely unacceptable and entirely disgraceful way.’
The son was remanded in custody following lacking a court docket hearing on 22 June.
The father, a self-employed builder from Kirknewton in West Lothian, experienced turn into included in an endeavor to defuse the problem.
Mr Walker added: ‘Regrettably he himself above-reacted and the purple mist descended.
‘Both accused made efforts to move on a message by police officers that they were being quite sorry. It’s a subject of terrific regret to both of them.’
Passing sentence, Sheriff Peter Hammond said: ‘This was appalling conduct but I’m going to deal with the matter by imposing a financial penalty.’
Keith Thomson was fined £300, and was requested to pay back £100 compensation to Mr Coulter and £200 payment to the pub.
Allan Thomson, who was not in court, was fined £200.
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