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An islander who gate crashed a wedding has been penalised by £800.


Nobody knew who Sean Angus though he was “jumping, dancing and being a general nuisance” after turning up uninvited to the event in the Barvas hall in Lewis in December procurator fiscal Karen Smith explained to Stornoway Sheriff Court.


The 34-year-old was ignored until became “increasingly annoying and shouting and swearing” at half past midnight.


Angus of 3 Camach Park, Tolsta, Lewis, was “not exactly happy” when removed outside by other guests.

He took off his jacket off and ran at the entrance.

Angus - who pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening manner - started head butting the door and broke a glass in the door said the fiscal.


Lawyer Michael Chapman said his client consumed a considered amount of alcohol and an acquaintance suggested they go the event.


The following day he went to the bride’s mother house to apologise.


Sheriff David Sutherland imposed a £600 fine and ordered him to pay £200 compensation for the damage to the door.


Wedding gatecrasher in court  

23 Sept 2017