Threw bot­tle to­wards of­fi­cer

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - News -

COURT RE­PORTER

An Air­drie yob who launched a glass bot­tle from the crowd that nar­rowly missed a po­lice of­fi­cer dur­ing a foot­ball match has avoided jail time.

Rangers fan Ni­cholas Walker, 20, ad­mit­ted as­sault­ing the male cop at the Glas­gow’s side’s Europa League clash with Span­ish op­po­nents Vil­lar­real at Ibrox Sta­dium last Novem­ber.

Walker was given a com­mu­nity pay­back or­der at Glas­gow Sher­iff Court with the con­di­tion he must carry out 100 hours of un­paid work within three months.

The court heard that while po­lice were re­mov­ing fel­low sup­porter Paul Cair­ney from sup­porter Paul Cair­ney from the pitch, items were thrown by fans.

Walker, rep­re­sented by Amy Hunter, was spot­ted on CCTV throw­ing the bot­tle.

He was stopped by po­lice as he was leav­ing the sta­dium and ad­mit­ted: “That was stupid.”

The court heard that Walker had apol­o­gised for his ac­tions.

Cair­ney, 26, of Liv­ingston, also pled guilty when he ap­peared from cus­tody af­ter the Rangers game.

He ad­mit­ted con­duct­ing him­self in a dis­or­derly man­ner, leav­ing his seat in the stand en­ter­ing the pitch and breach­ing the peace.

Cair­ney will be sen­tenced later this month.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.