A DRUNK thug left a waiter shaking in distress after spitting on him.

Siyadi Abdi lashed out at Luke Camsey at The Ben Nevis pub in Glasgow’s Finnieston on October 4, 2020.

The 30-year-old had earlier fallen and was being lifted to his feet by Mr Camsey.

Abdi tried to punch him on the head before spitting on his hand and kicking him on the body.

Abdi pleaded guilty yesterday at Glasgow Sheriff Court to the assault on Mr Camsey.

The court heard Abdi entered the pub while drunk and sat beside two men.

Prosecutor Sarah Latta said: “Abdi stood up and fell over his chair and got tangled in chains of a barrier.

“Mr Camsey came out to provide assistance to Abdi from the ground.

“He was helped up by Mr Camsey and another man but he became aggressive towards them.

“Mr Camsey helped him stand up due to his level of intoxication but Abdi attempted to break his hand from his grip then attempted to punch his head.

“He spat on Mr Camsey’s hand and attempted to spit on his face without success.
“Abdi kicked Mr Camsey to his leg which caused no injury.”

A 999 call was made and Camsey was arrested.

Miss Latta added: “Mr Camsey was left shaken as the incident caused him distress due to the Covid pandemic.”

Sentence was deferred until next month for background reports by Sheriff Paul Reid.

Abdi, also of Finnieston, was granted bail meantime.