WAG smashed glass over foot­baller’s head for kiss­ing another girl

Scottish Daily Mail - - The Brexmas Election - By Alexan­der Lawrie

‘The re­la­tion­ship was clearly toxic’

A WoMAn smashed a glass over her foot­baller boyfriend’s head af­ter she caught him kiss­ing another woman in a night­club.

Lauren Dinse, 31, struck for­mer Aberdeen player Josh Walker with the tum­bler when she spot­ted him in a ro­man­tic clinch with a woman at Lulu in Ed­in­burgh last De­cem­ber.

Dinse left the mid­fielder bleed­ing heav­ily from a deep gash to his head and he was taken to the city’s Royal In­fir­mary for treat­ment, where he re­ceived 11 stitches to the wound.

Dinse, who has two chil­dren with Walker, ad­mit­ted the at­tack when she ap­peared at Ed­in­burgh Sher­iff Court last month and she re­turned to the dock for sen­tenc­ing yes­ter­day.

neil Martin told the court his client had been in an abu­sive re­la­tion­ship with the foot­baller and she had suf­fered ‘emo­tional and phys­i­cal abuse’ by him.

Mr Martin said Walker had re­cently be­come ‘more vin­dic­tive’ to­wards Dinse and that she had been ‘sub­jected to abu­sive be­hav­iour’.

The lawyer said the ‘abuse’ suf­fered by his client in­cluded Walker being un­faith­ful to her and the foot­baller spik­ing her drink with med­i­ca­tion af­ter he had con­tracted a sex­u­ally trans­mit­ted dis­ease.

Mr Martin said Dinse, a re­cep­tion­ist, had been ‘un­der the in­flu­ence of al­co­hol’ at the time of the glass­ing and she had spent ‘a har­row­ing’ week­end in the cells fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent.

The court was also told Dinse is now seek­ing help from the Women’s

Aid or­gan­i­sa­tion and has been ‘re­morse­ful’ about the at­tack.

He added: ‘The nar­ra­tive in the case was that the com­plainer Mr Walker was stand­ing speak­ing to another fe­male but what can be seen clearly [in the CCTV] is that he is kiss­ing another fe­male.

‘This does not justify what she did but it adds some con­text. But the re­la­tion­ship was clearly toxic and is now over.’

Sher­iff Adrian Cot­tam said: ‘The in­for­ma­tion that has come out since does not ex­cuse your ac­tions, which could have been even worse for Mr Walker but for­tu­nately they weren’t.’

He or­dered Dinse to be placed on an of­fender’s su­per­vi­sion re­quire­ment for the next 12 months as an al­ter­na­tive to cus­tody.

Walker, 30, re­cently re­tired from the game due to a knee in­jury and is re­mem­bered by Aberdeen fans for scor­ing for the Dons against Bay­ern Mu­nich in a UEFA Cup match at Pi­tod­drie in 2008.

He also played in the English Premier­ship for Mid­dles­brough at 17 and cap­tained Eng­land at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt.

‘Re­morse­ful’: Lauren Dinse

Gash to head: Josh Walker

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