‘Racist’ banned from club
A Paisley man has been banned from a club in the town amid claims he threw a drink over a member of staff and shouted racist abuse at staff.
Shivram Thaper is alleged to have assaulted Vienna’s employee Evelyn Hart in the New Street night spot in the early hours of Friday morning.
Thaper, of Darkwood Crescent, Paisley, denies assaulting her by “throwing a drinking glass containing a quantity of liquid at her, causing said liquid to strike her on the body.”
The 21- year- old is also accused of behaving in a threatening or abusive ma n n e r by acting aggressively, shouting and swearing at employees and making a racist remark on April 13 this year.
Thaper was arrested over the alleged incidents and held in police custody for three nights before he appeared in the dock at Paisley Sheriff Court to face three charges.
The third charge relates to an alleged Boxing Day melee at a property in Paisley’s Ferguslie Park Avenue.
He denies also behaving in a threatening or abusive manner on December 26 last year by acting aggressively, repeatedly kicking the front door of a property there, and smashing a window by raining blows on the glass with a metal pole.
Thaper was led in to the dock in handcuffs yesterday to face the allegations.
Defence solicitor Eamonn McGeehan said he maintained his innocence and was asking to be bailed in connection with the case.
Procurator fiscal depute Frank Clarke said prosecutors were not opposed to bail, but were asking for special conditions that Thaper does not enter Vienna’s.
Sheriff Frances McCartney released Thaper on bail with the special condition and adjourned the case until July for a trial to take place, while a pre-trial hearing is scheduled for June.