Millionaire Jane Park given one month to pay £110 assault fine

BRITAIN'S youngest ever Euromillions winner has been given four weeks to pay a £110 fine for assaulting a nightclub bouncer in the Capital.

Friday, 13th May 2016, 8:56 am
Updated Friday, 13th May 2016, 9:57 am
Lottery winner Jane Park on a shopping spree in Harvey Nicks. Picture: Jane Barlow

Millionaire Jane Park, 21, pleaded guilty to assaulting door steward Lee Rutherford at Edinburgh’s City nightclub on February 1, 2015.

The city’s sheriff court heard that Park, who scooped the lotto aged 17, slapped Mr Rutherford during a drunken night out.

Her friend, Jordan Archibald, 25, meanwhile struggled with Police Scotland Sergeant Kevin Smith. He attempted to headbutt Sgt Smith. The story emerged during a five-minute hearing yesterday before Sheriff Peter Braid.

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The pair, both of Edinburgh, changed their not guilty pleas and admitted their involvement shortly before their trial was due to begin.

Archibald, who lives in in the city’s Leith area, pleaded guilty to struggling with Sgt Smith and attempting to headbutt him.

Park, of Niddrie, Edinburgh, pleaded guilty to assaulting Mr Rutherford by slapping him on the head.

Park won £1 million when she was still a teenager. She has appeared on various TV programmes to talk about her wealth.

While a guest on ITV’s This Morning she told presenters Phillip Schofield and Amanda Holden that she preferred high street fashion to designer brands.

The Hibs supporter is also a keen user of Twitter and has been involved in online spats with Rangers fans.

Yesterday Park came to court wearing a smart pink blazer with ripped-style jeans.

Depute procurator fiscal Kirsty Lyons told the court that the pair got involved in an argument while on a night out at the club.

Bouncers phoned the police who came to the club after the pair’s behaviour became “unacceptable”.

Officers arrived and attempted to take Archibald into custody.

Ms Lyons said: “The accused struggled with the police sergeant named in the complaint. He was handcuffed and he began to struggle with the policeman. The accused called the police sergeant a speccy c*** and attempted to headbutt him.”

Meanwhile, the court heard that Park got herself into a confrontation with Lee Rutherford.

Ms Lyons added: “The complainer Lee Rutherford and the accused were arguing with each other. She slapped him.”

The court heard that the pair were then taken into custody.

Mr Archibald’s solicitor, David Patterson, told the court that his client had been drinking and was sorry. Park’s solicitor, Stephen Mannifield, told Sheriff Braid that his client was able to pay a fine.

He added: “She reached forward and slapped him.

“She also regrets her involvement in the matter and is in a position to pay a financial penalty.”

Sheriff Braid fined Archibald £180 and fined Park £110.

Park told Mr Mannifield that she wanted one month to pay the penalty.

Archibald told Mr Patterson he wanted the same amount of time.