Fined for punch­ing bouncer

The Oban Times - - News -

A MAN has been fined £650 for punch­ing a Fort Wil­liam bouncer and strug­gling with po­lice of­fi­cers.

Fran­cis Mon­aghan ad­mit­ted hit­ting the door­man on the jaw when he was re­fused en­try to a bar on the town’s High Street in March of this year.

Fort Wil­liam sher­iff court heard the 27-year- old of Ochil Cres­cent, Stir­ling, had been work­ing as a rough­caster and plas­terer in a hous­ing es­tate in the area when he went out to watch the football with friends.

Af­ter drink­ing too much he was kicked out of the pub and when he was re­fused re- en­try, he punched the bouncer on the left side of the jaw. Af­ter­wards, Mon­aghan made his way along High Street to the taxi rank where he was picked up by po­lice but be­came ag­gres­sive and ob­structed the two of­fi­cers when he was told he would be spend­ing the night at Fort Wil­liam po­lice sta­tion. Mon­aghan ad­mit­ted the charge when he ap­peared at Fort Wil­liam sher­iff court last Wed­nes­day (Septem­ber 2).

De­fence so­lic­i­tor Clare Rus­sell said her client was ‘ very sorry about his be­hav­iour’ which was ‘ex­tremely out of char­ac­ter’.

Sher­iff Brian Cameron fined Mon­aghan £650.

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