Ho­tel at­tack man in court

Paisley Daily Express - - Front Page -

A man who bat­tered a ho­tel worker while on a Christ­mas night out has made his fi­nal court ap­pear­ance in con­nec­tion with the case.

Brian O’Shea, 36, was on a night out with wife Nanette Blair, 43, in Glas­gow on De­cem­ber 20, 2015.

They had been in the city’s up­mar­ket Radi­son Ho­tel, on Ar­gyle Street, and left to get a taxi.

But they waited for over an hour and were un­able to get a cab, prompt­ing them to try and go back into the ho­tel.

Radi­son em­ployee An­drew John­ston stopped O’Shea from en­ter­ing - lead­ing to a fight be­tween them where O’Shea grabbed Mr John­ston on the body, caus­ing him to fall to the ground.

He then rained punches on Mr John­ston’s body as he lay on the ground, leav­ing him in­jured.

O’Shea, of Ac­cord Cres­cent, Pais­ley, struck a deal with pros­e­cu­tors, plead­ing guilty to a re­duced charge of as­sault.

Last July he was placed on a Com­mu­nity Pay­back Or­der, re­quir­ing him to carry out 180 hours’ un­paid work in nine months, re­duced from 240 hours’ as he ad­mit­ted his guilt, and he was also told to pay Mr John­ston £ 1,000 in com­pen­sa­tion.

At a progress re­view, Sher­iff Seith Ire­land said he was al­low­ing the or­der to con­tinue with no fur­ther re­views, mean­ing O’Shea does not have to re­turn court in con­nec­tion with the case.

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