Man admits to assaulting multiple Oban police officers
A GLASGOW man has pleaded guilty to assaulting multiple police officers in an Oban licensed premises.
Darren Brown, of 1 Bracadale Grove, was involved in a 20-person fight at the premises in the early hours of August 28 last year.
Oban Sheriff Court heard on Monday April 10 that Brown punched a man and a woman, before he grabbed a police baton and repeatedly kicked a policeman on the head.
The 27-year- old also admitted to punching and kicking a female constable on the body.
Procurator fiscal Emma Thomson told the court that at 12.30am a fight broke out between the accused and another male.
And when another man attempted to break this fight up, Brown began to act aggressively towards him in that he kept asking the man to fight him.
The man’s girlfriend then came over and Brown punched her on the head.
Brown was then restrained by the man and wrestled to the ground, but as he waited for a bouncer to come over and assist him, Brown was able to break free and punch the man on the head.
He was subsequently pulled off by door security and a call to the police was made reporting a large-scale fight involving in excess of 20 people.
When the first two police constables arrived, several of those involved were reported to have been hostile towards them.
The constables then used their batons in order to create space.
However, several males, including Brown, acted aggressively and pushed towards them and attempted to grab their batons.
Brown then took hold of a baton and moved towards the police. Another constable witnessed him kick the policeman to the body and this caused him to fall to the ground, where Brown repeatedly kicked him on the head.
Another officer and a doorman managed to get control of Brown, before more officers showed up to handcuff the 27-year- old.
Brown was then kept in overnight at Oban Police Station and released the following morning.
Sheriff Ruth Anderson said: ‘I must say it fails my understanding that he was not charged and cautioned.’
Sentencing has been deferred until May 23 for social work reports.