Threw woman into shelves
An Airdrie man who assaulted a woman and left her needing hospital treatment has been told to pay £ 1000 in compensation.
Gavin Renwick, 22, carried out his thuggish attack within a Stirling Street convenience store last April.
As well as severely injuring his female victim, he also attempted to bite her male companion and punched him in the face.
Renwick, who pleaded guilty to his actions, committed the violent crime in front of two terrified kids that were with his victims.
They were just eight and two years old at the time.
The Park Street resident will now have to pay the pair the four-figure sum and also carry out 140 hours of unpaid work.
The procurator fiscal explained: “The witnesses were in the store with two children when two males entered.
“They recognised the accused, who approached them before trying to bite the male and punching him on the face.
“The female witness pushed him away but the accused then grabbed her by the hair and threw her into shelves causing her to fall to the ground.
“They shouted for help and the accused and his friend ran off as the police were being called.”
The fiscal depute continued: “The injured witness attended University Hospital Monklands and underwent an x-ray.
“She had a broken elbow and was prescribed a full-length cast.”
Renwick’s defence solicitor said: “He’s ashamed of his behaviour.
“He has a limited record and his partner is due to give birth to their child in March.
“He isn’t a big drinker but was heavily under the influence of alcohol at the time.
“This is an explanation for his behaviour as he knows there’s no excuse.
“He didn’t mean to cause the injury and is extremely regretful of the way he behaved.”
Sheriff Derek O’Carroll said: “Taking all of this into account, you’re fortunate you’re not getting sent to prison.
“You will pay your male victim £300 and on that charge I am imposing 50 hours of unpaid work.
“With regards to the severe injury you caused the female, you will pay her £700 and carry out 90 hours of work.”
A man who assaulted a five- yearold in the playground of an Airdrie primary school will return to court next month.
Thomas Hamilton pleaded guilty to behaving violently within the school’s grounds last August.
Hamilton, formerly of Meadowside place in Airdrie, struck the child and seized his arm, before dragging the youngster onto the street.
The 33-year-old will have to wait until March 7 to learn his fate after he failed to attend necessary social work appointments.
His defence solicitor Rowan Myles apologised before Sheriff O’Carroll said: “There is an easy way to make sure we get them and that is by remanding you, but on this occasion I will give you one last chance.”
Yob nicked bag
A violent man who took a woman’s handbag – after challenging her and her group of friends to a fight – has been told to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work.
New Stevenston’s Christopher Hoey, 28, acted up on Airdrie’s Stirling Street in the early hours of May 27 last year.
He pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening and abusive manner at Airdrie Sheriff Court and will now carry out the work while under supervision for the next 12 months.
The procurator fiscal read: “At around 1.30am on May 27, the witnesses had left a party and walked to get a taxi.
“They came into contact with the accused who was heavily intoxicated and became verbally aggressive.
“He tried to engage in a fight with a male friend of the complainer, but they began to make their way into a taxi.
“The accused followed them to the vehicle shouting ‘f****** come on then!’
“They requested that he stay back and tried to push him away from the taxi.
“He then took her handbag as the taxi drove away.
“She only noticed afterwards that her bag had been taken and they drove back to get it.
“They recovered it from a door steward.”
Sheriff Derek O’Carroll suggested: “I think I can deal with this by way of a community payback order.
“You will be supervised for 12 months to help with your excessive drinking and you will also carry out 100 hours of unpaid work.”
Spat on wife
An Airdrie man who spat on his wife has had his sentence deferred.
Gary Stanfield, 37, also struggled with his partner during the incident at their Mossview Crescent home last August.
Sheriff Derek O’Carroll decided to defer the outcome of the case for its original sheriff after Stanfield’s defence solicitor explained: “My client and his wife have been trying for a child and their chance is adoption.
“He pleaded guilty at a very early stage and regrets his actions.
“But should he have a criminal conviction for this then they stand no chance of being able to adopt.”
He added: “They are desperate for a child and that’s why I’m asking for absolute discharge on this and he assures me you’ll never see him in here again.” last
He grabbed her by the hair and threw her into shelves, causing her to suffer a broken elbow