Killer Keiryn Nisbet admits attacking woman

Livingston Sheriff Court
Livingston Sheriff Court
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A CONVICTED murderer is facing a further prison term after admitting a brutal assault on a woman.

Keiryn Nisbet, 22, struck Cheryl Carson on the head with a brick during a disturbance.

The blow injured Ms Carson and scarred her for life, Livingston Sheriff Court heard.

Nisbet, from Armadale, was sentenced to life in prison earlier this month for the murder of pensioner Ronnie Simpson, 67, following an all-day drug and booze binge.

And today he admitted assaulting Ms Carson and threatening two police officers as he resisted arrest.

His co-accused Lee Houston, 23, from Bathgate, pleaded guilty to assaulting Iain McAulay during the same incident in George Street, Armadale, on August 11, 2012. He also admitted breaching a bail curfew.

Nisbet was ordered to serve at least 18 years after being convicted of battering Mr Simpson to death in his Armadale flat on October 6 last year.

During his trial, the High Court in Glasgow was told Nisbet had taken heroin and cocaine and had been thrown out of a pub before the attack.

Both Nisbet and Houston will be sentenced on November 7.