Thursday, November 01, 2007

Judge's son headbutted by club bouncer

Headbutting a son of a judge can cause problems as one club bouncer found out recently ... as some interesting details emerge from the case ...

The Evening News reports :

Lord's son headbutted by club bouncer

A DOORMAN at an Edinburgh nightclub who butted a 22-year-old man and broke his nose claimed his victim said: "Do you know who my father is? You will get 12 years for this."

Rhys Ferguson, 26, of Larbert, was found guilty at Edinburgh Sheriff Court yesterday of assaulting Jamie Menzies - son of high court judge Lord Menzies - in Hanover Street, Edinburgh, on March 24 last year.

The court was told that Mr Menzies' younger brother, Ruaraidh, who was 17 at the time of the incident, had been refused admission to Garibaldi's night club.

Jamie had come out to see what was happening, but when he tried to re-enter the premises he was turned away by the door steward. He was then butted in the face by the steward and suffered a broken nose and damage to his teeth.

Ruaraidh, now 19, said he had gone to the club with friends, but had been turned away by Ferguson. His brother had come out to see him and told him he would go back into the club and come out with his friends. The next time he saw his brother he was sitting on the ground bleeding.

Ferguson, he said, had a cut on his forehead and was wiping it with a handkerchief.

Asked by Fiscal Depute Dev Kapadia in what way Mr Menzies had been threatening, Ferguson replied: "He said: 'Do you know who my father is? You will get 12 years for this'".

Sentence was deferred for background reports.

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