Vi­o­lent hooli­gan thumped stranger

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A drunken trou­ble­maker punched a stranger in a Pais­ley street in a case of mis­taken iden­tity, a court has heard.

Rowdy Den­nis Sita, 19, then kicked off at cops who lifted him fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent in Lady Lane.

He ap­pear at Pais­ley Sher­iff Court this week, where he ad­mit­ted two counts of as­sault and one of re­sist­ing ar­rest.

The court was told that Sita started ‘ac­cost­ing’ the two vic­tims, who did not recog­nise him, at around 4am on April 1.

Fis­cal de­pute Frank Clark said: “It ap­pears that, in his highly in­tox­i­cated state, he had mis­taken ei­ther one of them or both, as some­one else.”

“Po­lice traced the ac­cused and he be­came ag­gres­sive, lunged for­ward and stuck one of them with his head.”

Then, at the po­lice sta­tion, he strug­gled re­peat­edly and man­aged to break free, grab­bing hold of one of the of­fi­cers by the arm and dig­ging his nails of into his skin un­til it drew blood.

Af­ter hear­ing the facts of the case, Sher­iff Colin Pet­ti­grew said the con­duct was so se­ri­ous he first wished to have full back­ground re­ports be­fore de­cid­ing on a suitable sen­tence.

De­fence agent Chris McKenna de­clined to give any plea in mit­i­ga­tion, say­ing he would re­serve his po­si­tion un­til Jan­uary 3 when Sita, of Kil­learn Square, Pais­ley, re­turns to court to learn his fate.

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