A pub landlady, who was attacked and assaulted by a customer she refused to admit into her pub, has been awarded 500 pounds in injury claims compensation by the Kirkaldy Sheriff Court.
Sheriff James Williamson was told how, on the night of March 26 2011, Agnes Gallagher – the licensee of the Greenside Hotel in Leslie, Fife – had seen Leala May Brownlie (31) of Glenrothes, Fife, being sick outside the hotel bar. Believing that Brownlie was drunk, Agnes denied her entry back into the hotel and a fight broke out during which Agnes suffered cuts and bruises to her face and damage to two teeth.
Agnes traced her assailant on Facebook, where Brownlie had claimed that she had given the landlady of the Greenside “a good kicking”, and had her charged with assault.
Before Sheriff Williamson, Brownlie´s defence argued that she had previously been of good character and this was her first offence. Taking this intoaccount, the Sheriff decided that a custodial sentence was not appropriate in the circumstances, and ordered Brownlie to pay 500 pounds in personal injury compensation for assault to Agnes.Read More