Man dodges jail after at­tack on pub land­lord

Stirling Observer - - FRONT PAGE - Court re­porter

A man who punched a pub land­lord, break­ing his spec­ta­cles and hear­ing aid, has been spared jail.

Gavin Lands­bor­ough, ad­mit­ted to be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing and abu­sive man­ner by shout­ing, re­fus­ing to leave the Cowie Tav­ern and fight­ing with John Sned­don ear­lier this year.

Lands­bor­ough, 27, turned up at the pop­u­lar wa­ter­ing hole in Main Street, Cowie, around 5pm on Jan­uary 19. Lands­bor­ough was with a pal when he asked to speak to the Mr Sned­don. He was told that he was be­ing a nui­sance to other cus­tomers and Lands­bor­ough urged the wit­ness to go out­side. Fis­cal de­pute Lind­sey Brooks said: “The ac­cused was heard to say that by John Sned­don and he in­ter­vened and told the ac­cused to leave. The ac­cused said ‘I’ll wait for you when you shut the shop tonight’. The ac­cused was then ush­ered out­side by the wit­ness and once out­side John Sned­don at­tempted to grab the ac­cused and the ac­cused punched him on the ear caus­ing his hear­ing aid to fall out.” The po­lice were then called and Lands­bor­ough left the scene be­fore they ar­rived. He was traced on Jan­uary 27. De­fence agent, Frazer McCready said: “I’m in no way go­ing to at­tempt to min­imise the se­ri­ous na­ture of the of­fence.

“He (Lands­bor­ough) is aware that your lord­ship will be con­sid­er­ing all op­tions, in­clud­ing cus­tody. He had vis­ited friends in Cowie when he be­came heav­ily in­tox­i­cated.” Mr McCready also told the court how Lands­bor­ough de­scribed the in­ci­dent as a ‘drunken mis­take’ for which he is deeply re­gret­ful, adding “He was the one who was out of or­der.”

Sher­iff Wyllie Robert­son placed Lands­bor­ough on a com­mu­nity pay­back or­der that will in­clude 150 hours of un­paid work within 12 months and placed him un­der su­per­vi­sion for two years. He was also or­dered to pay £1600 in com­pen­sa­tion for the dam­age to the hear­ing aid.

Pub row Gavin Lands­bor­ough hit pub land­lord

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.