Man fined £300 over £200 jacket out­burst

Stirling Observer - - FRONT PAGE - Court reporter

A yob was this week fined £300 for caus­ing a dis­tur­bance in a Stir­ling town cen­tre pub when he could not find his jacket.

Kevin John Traynor had been in the Corn Ex­change on Corn Ex­change Road on a works night out and be­came en­raged when he could not lo­cate the gar­ment worth £200.

The 29-year-old had al­ready been asked to leave the pub be­fore the out­burst on De­cem­ber 16 last year.

The fis­cal de­pute told Stir­ling Sher­iff Court yes­ter­day (Tues­day) that after Traynor left he re­turned to ask the stew­ard if he could col­lect his jacket.

He was al­lowed in­side ac­com­pa­nied by a mem­ber of staff.

But when Traynor got to the booth where he had been sit­ting, he started to throw jack­ets about.

The fis­cal de­pute said the door stew­ard stopped Traynor and asked him to calm down.

How­ever, Traynor be­came ag­gres­sive to­wards the stew­ard.

He also shouted and swore at bar staff and had to be re­strained by an ad­di­tional mem­ber of staff.

Po­lice at­tended and Traynor made no comment when cau­tioned and charged by of­fi­cers.

Traynor, of An­der­son Drive, Denny, pleaded guilty to a charge of be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing and abu­sive man­ner by shout­ing, swear­ing and strug­gling with mem­bers of staff at the pub.

His not guilty plea to a charge of as­sault­ing David Har­ris Mel­lon by strik­ing him on the head and pok­ing him in the eye to his in­jury was ac­cepted by the Crown.

Traynor’s agent Ken Dalling ex­plained that the ac­cused’s jacket, which cost £200 had been placed near to his party that night.

How­ever, the lawyer said that when Traynor could not find it he be­came frus­trated and threw other jack­ets out the way in an ef­fort to find his jacket.

Traynor, added Mr Dalling, ac­cepted that the door stew­ard that night had been do­ing his job.

Sher­iff James McDon­ald fined Traynor £300, re­duced from £400, due to his guilty plea.

This fine is payable in full within three months.

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