A MAN assaulted a woman who he had an online relationship with after a chance encounter at a Glasgow train station.

Gabriel Berky, 23, was at Queen Street station when he spotted the woman on December 3, last year. 

He shouted her, and she heard her name being called. They had a short conversation and the woman walked away.

However, Berky followed her outside of the station and grabbed her, before pushing her to the ground.

A member of the public approached and called cops.

The person advised Berky, from Anniesland, to move over and walk away, which he did.

He was later pointed out to officers and was cautioned and charged.

At a recent sentencing hearing at Glasgow Sheriff Court, Sheriff Patricia Pryce revealed Berky was subject to notification requirements at the time of the offence, as well as a community payback order (CPO).

A person is ordered to be subject to notification requirements if they have committed a sexual offence.

The sheriff asked if the victim and Berky had an online relationship.

His defence solicitor replied: “They had previously been speaking online. He sees her during a chance encounter.

“He says she sent messages to his lawyer about the other matter.”

Sheriff Pryce told Berky: “You are a very young man appearing in court again. You can’t act like this.”

He was placed under social work supervision for one year and ordered to carry out 135 hours of unpaid work within six months.