A teenager has been fined £600 after he butted a bouncer at a city fast food restaurant.
Justin Seivwright appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday and admitted attacking Nathan MacKenzie, while at McDonald’s on Union Street, in the early hours of October 1 last year.
The court heard Seivwright had previously been banned from the takeaway and members of staff were aware he was not allowed in.
Fiscal depute Katie Bell said on the day of the attack Mr MacKenzie was working as a security guard and had been told not to allow 19-year-old Seivwright to enter.
Miss Bell said: “At around 2.40am on the day in question the complainer was advised that the accused was seen outside the locus and that he was banned. He was instructed not to allow him to enter.
“The complainer then saw him enter the premises and approached him to tell him to leave. The accused refused and stated that he had just arrived. The complainer again asked the accused to leave and took hold of the accused by the arms and pushed him out of the premises.”
The court heard that at this point, while Mr MacKenzie still had hold of Seivwright, the teenager launched at the security guard and butted him to the face.
Mr MacKenzie was left with a bleeding nose but did not need medical treatment.
Miss Bell said that two passers-by witnessed the assault and contacted the police.
Representing Seivwright, solicitor Gregor Kelly said his client had been drunk and “completely obnoxious” on the night of the attack.
He said his girlfriend had been in the store queuing for their food and that Seivwright had tried to enter so that he could tell her what he wanted to eat.
Mr Kelly said “he recalls being manhandled out of the premises” and reacted once he had got outside.
Sentencing Seivwright, of Taransay Crescent, Aberdeen, Sheriff Malcolm Garden said: “This behaviour is completely unacceptable and is the type you are seeing all too much of in Union Street.
“If you are banned from premises stay out of them and there will not be these difficulties.”
Sheriff Garden said he was imposing a “hefty” fine of £600.