Loyalist fireworks thug jailed for injuring officer at parade
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