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Buckfast bottle thug is sentenced to 15 months

A thug who smashed a Buckfast bottle over a man’s head during a street fight was this week caged for 15 months.

Brian Stevenson (19), carried out the attack on James Mullen in Bellshill on May 29 last year.

Stevenson had originally been charged with assaulting Mr Mullen by repeatedly punching and kicking him on the head and body, attempting to strike him on the head and body with a bottle, and repeatedly striking him on the head and body with a bottle, all to his severe injury and permanent disfigurement.

However, his not guilty plea to a reduced charge which made no mention of severe injury or permanent disfigurement was accepted by the Crown.

Stevenson’s not guilty plea to assaulting Charlotte Mullen by pushing her against a car, and attempting to strike her with a Buckfast bottle, had also been accepted by the Crown.

• Full story at the Hamilton Advertiser.

Buckfast Tonic Wine is made by the Roman Catholic Community of Benedictine monks at Buckfast Abbey in Devon, and distributed by J. Chandler & Co (Buckfast) Ltd of Andover.

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