Glass thrower ordered to pay victim £1000

Livingston Sheriff Court
Livingston Sheriff Court
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A THUG has been ordered to pay £1000 compensation to a woman he injured in a pub.

James Stein, 33, chucked a glass tumbler across a room causing the glass to shatter.

Shards of broken glass struck Jacqueline Anderson on the head cutting her face in several places.

Stein, from Bathgate, pleaded guilty to culpable and reckless conduct when he appeared at Livingston Sheriff Court today.

He admitted throwing the glass in the Dreadnought Rock Club, Bathgate, on August 18 last year.

Andy Aitken, defending, said Stein had a well-paid job as a production operator and had never been in trouble before.

He told the court: “This was not a deliberate act in that he didn’t intend to harm anybody.

“He accepts his reckless conduct has resulted in superficial lacerations to the complainer.

“That’s something he regrets and he’s pled guilty at the earliest opportunity.”

Passing sentence, Sheriff Douglas Kinloch warned: “If you don’t pay the compensation imprisonment could be imposed.”