Threw woman into shelves

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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.”

As­saulted child

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

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