Man, 24, threatened to ‘slaughter’ staff at Aberdeen restaurant

Aberdeen Sheriff Court.
Aberdeen Sheriff Court.

A man has been fined after threatening to “slaughter” staff at an Aberdeen restaurant.

Liam Archibald, 24, admitted shouting, swearing, making threats and brandishing a chair at staff at the Shawarma Restaurant, Cornhill Shopping Arcade, Aberdeen, on March 18.

He also admitted attempting to punch a member of staff.

Fiscal depute Cheryl Clark said the offence happened at 12.20am, when Archibald walked in shouting about a “substandard delivery”.

She said staff knew this was false as no delivery was made, but Archibald said he would return “to slaughter them”.

Iain Hingston, Archibald’s solicitor, said the behaviour was “out of character”.

Sheriff Philip Mann fined Archibald, whose address was given as Davidson Drive, Aberdeen, £300.