Thompson pushed her causing her to stumble before he spat towards her
AN ORANGE Walk marcher has admitted spitting on a woman as she crossed their procession. Darren Thompson, 34, pleaded guilty to pushing and spitting on Caitlin McCall on Glasgow’s West George street on July 6 this year.
Thompson’s co-accused William Carmichael, 45, also pushed McCall during the incident that was captured on video.
The pair, who are members of the Drumchapel Protestant Boys Flute Band have now both pled guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to assaulting McCall.
Carmichael admitted his involvement in July while Thompson pled guilty yesterday.
The court heard that McCall was late for work and travelling by taxi.
She got out as the cab couldn’t move further up the street due to road closures for the procession.
Prosecutor Hannah Sweeney said: “She stood on the footpath as the band was passing her.
“She identified an opening and took an opportunity to walk through the band.
“As she walked through, walked towards her pushed her backwards.
“She passed in front of Thompson who pushed her, causing her to stumble before he spat towards her with the spit ending up on the back of her jacket.”
McCall was “shaken” when she arrived at work, the court heard, and was told to contact the police by colleagues.
She was “hesitant” as a video on social media of the incident went viral.
Police were able to Thompson and from the footage.
Thompson told officers: “I don’t think I spat on her” while Carmichael made no comment.
Sentence was deferred for background reports until next month by Sheriff Daniel Kelly.
Thompson, from Drumchapel, and Carmichael, from Milton, are both on bail.
Carmichael and identify McCall, Carmichael
AMISSING cat has been flown home from Glasgow after an epic trip saw it travel around 500 miles from its home on the Isle of Wight.
Zara Ellis was left distraught after her adorable pet Lucy, a seven-year-old black cat, vanished on October 20.
She and her family had almost given up hope of finding her – but has now been reunited with her pet after a Christmas miracle.
It’s thought Lucy had managed to stow away on the back of one of Zara’s old neighbours’ horseboxes when they made the move north to Scotland.
Weeks past without any news, but eventually the adorable cat was found tucked away in a barn on the Isle of Lismore – to the immense surprise of Zara and her family.
Glasgow is the closest airport to where Lucy was found, making it the obvious choice to stage a rescue mission and, upon hearing the story, airline Flybe were more than happy to help.
Zara, who welcomed the intrepid kitty just across The Solent at Southampton Airport with her daughter Alice, said: “She is now home and quite frankly, delighted.
“She is already back in her usual spot and seems quite determined not to leave it.
“She is officially grounded! No more adventures for this cat for a while.”
She told the Isle of Wight Observer: “It has been a long wait, but it has all been worthwhile, and I am so relieved she is back.