Loy­al­ist fire­works thug jailed for in­jur­ing of­fi­cer at pa­rade

Daily Record - - NEWS - BY CON­NOR GOR­DON

A LOY­AL­IST thug who threw fire­works at an Ir­ish repub­li­can pa­rade and left a po­lice­man with se­ri­ous in­juries was jailed for 16 months yes­ter­day.

Builder David McCaig, 33, who was part of a group of pro­test­ers, planned the at­tack at Glas­gow’s Broomielaw last Septem­ber.

He hurled two fire­works at the marchers. One bounced off a bus and hit PC David Brown, caus­ing him 60 per cent hear­ing loss, burns and blurred vi­sion.

McCaig pled guilty at Glas­gow Sher­iff Court to cul­pa­ble and reck­less con­duct by in­jur­ing the PC to his se­vere in­jury and per­ma­nent im­pair­ment.

The of fence was ag­gra­vated by re­li­gious prej­u­dice. It was also re­vealed McCaig, of Law, La­nark­shire, had a pre­vi­ous con­vic­tion for a breach of the peace ag­gra­vated by re­li­gious prej­u­dice and oth­ers for do­mes­tic mat­ters.

Sher­iff An­drew Cu­bie told him only a cus­to­dial sen­tence ref lected the “ab­hor­rence” of the of­fence.

The sher­iff added: “You are old enough to know bet­ter.”

RECK­LESS David McCaig

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