Man as­saulted woman on­train

Hamilton Advertiser - - NEWS - Court reporter

A rowdy pas­sen­ger who as­saulted a woman on a train has ad­mit­ted “mak­ing an id­iot of him­self ”.

Dad-of-one An­drew Bren­nan’s be­hav­iour was “bizarre and pe­cu­liar”, Hamil­ton Sher­iff Court was told.

Bren­nan (44), of King­fisher Court, Mother­well, ad­mit­ted touch­ing Chloe Mcghee’s hair and punch­ing her re­peat­edly on a train be­tween Glas­gow Cen­tral and Ud­dingston on Fe­bru­ary 3.

He also ad­mit­ted spit­ting on Bri­tish Trans­port Po­lice of­fi­cer Christo­pher Mcdade at Hamil­ton po­lice sta­tion af­ter the in­ci­dent.

The woman he punched did not suf­fer se­ri­ous in­jury.

De­fence agent Diarmid Bruce said his client, a self­em­ployed elec­tri­cian, had mixed med­i­ca­tion with ex­ces­sive drink­ing.

The lawyer ad­mit­ted: “This was bizarre and pe­cu­liar be­hav­iour which was recorded by CCTV.

“His po­si­tion is that a man made com­ments about him and the woman got be­tween them.

“He had kept out of trou­ble for a long time, but has let him­self down on this oc­ca­sion. He has made an id­iot of him­self.”

Af­ter study­ing back­ground re­ports, Sher­iff Douglas Brown or­dered Bren­nan to carry out 160 hours of un­paid com­mu­nity work within nine months.

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