A former Aberdeen boxer has been cleared of assaulting a woman in a bar.
Lee McAllister was alleged to have pulled Ashlea Miller by her hair in the city’s Prohibition pub.
The 33-year-old denied the charge and went on trial at the city’s sheriff court.
Giving evidence yesterday, Ms Miller said she was out drinking with McAllister and other friends on the night the alleged incident happened on August 29 last year.
But she stressed to the court that she had fallen to the ground herself and insisted that they were just “messing around”.
Depute fiscal Kirsty Lyons asked: “What happened once you got to Prohibition?”
Ms Miller replied: “Me and Lee were having banter as usual and then I fell over on the dance floor.”
The court was also shown CCTV footage of Ms Miller falling on to the floor of the city centre pub.
Ms Lyons told the court the Crown would no longer be seeking to prosecute McAllister and he was cleared of the charge.
McAllister, who was dubbed the Aberdeen Assassin during his boxing career, is banned from nightspots in the city centre indefinitely after an Antisocial Behaviour Order (ASBO) was granted by the sheriff court in December.
The city council brought the action against McAllister, which bans him from licensed premises from 7pm to 7am, after “incidents of threatening and violent behaviour and intimidation of members of the public”.
The council argued it would help “promote a safer environment for the night-time economy.”
Two weeks before the ASBO was granted McAllister had appeared in court and was sentenced to nine months in prison after he admitted assaulting Jonathan Hay to his severe injury.
McAllister broke Mr Hay’s jaw with a single punch during the incident, which happened in the Marmaris takeaway on June 17 last year.