Wait to hear fate

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - News -

Sen­tence has been de­ferred on a Chapelhall boxer who con­ducted an 11-year cam­paign of vi­o­lence and in­tim­i­da­tion against three for­mer girl­friends.

The women were forced to give ev­i­dence dur­ing the five-day trial of Bren­dan Smith at Air­drie Sher­iff Court last month.

Smith was due to learn his fate yes­ter­day but Sher­iff Frank Pieri de­ferred sen­tenc­ing un­til next month to “ob­tain a psy­chi­atric re­port and a re­port from your ad­dic­tion worker”.

Fam­ily mem­bers at­tended the hear­ing to sup­port Smith - who had turned up at court with a bag - ex­pect­ing to be jailed.

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