Fined for punching bouncer
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.