Hotel attack man in court
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.