Chef soiled himself before Tesco rampage

Perth Sheriff Court
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A CHEF who soiled himself before attacking three people and destroying food displays during a rampage in Tesco has been jailed for eight months.

John Thomson, from Grove Street in Fountainbridge, was drunk as he fought with members of staff at the supermarket branch.

The 21-year-old chef spat on store worker Gemma Law when she asked him to leave and then attacked her colleagues Stephen Bayley and Daniel Mayring.

Perth Sheriff Court was told that the temperamental chef then rampaged through the shop in South Street, Perth, pulling down scores of items from the shelves.

Fiscal depute John Malpass said: “The accused entered the store heavily under the influence of drink or drugs and he appeared to have soiled himself.”

Thomson pleaded guilty to assaulting Gemma Law by spitting on her on May 17 this year.

He also admitted assaulting the two men, threatening violence and breaching the peace by knocking over shelves.

Solicitor John McLaughlin, defending, said Thomson had a problem with alcohol.