Bouncer spat on
A rowdy man spat at a doorman who tried to throw him out of an 18th birthday party at a Wishaw hotel.
Josh Henderson then hurled abuse at police officers trying to arrest him and ran away.
Henderson, 22, of Allan Tower, Motherwell, appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court this week and admitted assaulting Jason Chalmers by spitting at him at the Commercial Hotel, Main Street, on November 17.
He also admitted shouting and swearing at police officers.
Neil Thomson, prosecuting, said Henderson and another male were in a booth beside the dance floor about 1.15am.
They appeared to be “heavily intoxicated” and were annoying other revellers.
The pair were asked to leave by Mr Chalmers and a colleague, but as they were being escorted towards the door Henderson became abusive and spat on Mr Chalmers’s jacket.
Police arrived to find Henderson arguing with staff. When he saw them he ran off, shouting insults. More police officers arrived and he was caught after a short chase.
Henderson was on early release from a two- year prison sentence at the time.
His solicitor, Diarmid Bruce, said he had “significant family problems”, but admitted: “On the night in question he had too much to drink. He behaved in an unacceptable fashion.”
Henderson was ordered to pay £100 in compensation to Mr Chalmers and banned from the Commercial Hotel for one year.
He must also do 300 hours of unpaid community work.