A student has been fined for grabbing a woman by the hair and pulling her to the ground in Aberdeen city centre.
Kleider Coxe, of Nelson Street, was described as a “regular” at the Espionage nightclub when he appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday.
But the 21-year-old was asked to leave the venue on Sunday May 13 after he became embroiled in an argument with another man.
Coxe, who recently completed the third year of an engineering degree at Aberdeen University, and the other person continued their dispute after being escorted out onto Union Street by door steward Charlene McBain.
Fiscal Cheryl Clark told the court that the pair had gone on “remonstrating” with each other for about 15 minutes.
She added: “Door stewards intervened when they became physical with one another and Ms McBain attempted to prevent the accused from going any further towards the other man.
“He then grabbed her by the ponytail and pulled her to the ground.
“When police arrived shortly thereafter, the accused tried running away but was caught on Back Wynd by door staff.”
Coxe later admitted a charge of assault.
Defence agent Chris Maitland said his client had been left “extremely embarrassed” by the incident and that alcohol had been a factor in his behaviour.
Sheriff Mark Thorley fined the accused £200.