‘Racist’ banned from club

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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.

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