Ford Kiernan fined £800 for swearing at bartender

image captionFord Kiernan is best known for the comedy shows Still Game and Chewin' The Fat.

Ford Kiernan has been fined £800 for shouting and swearing at a female member of staff at a Glasgow bar.

The Still Game star pled guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner to the woman at Shilling Brewing Company.

The 55-year-old denied a second charge which alleged he made "obscene and degrading" comments during the incident on 1 August.

His pleas were accepted by the Crown and sheriff Joan Kerr fined the actor.

When the case called earlier this year defence lawyer Lorna Clark told the court the 55-year-old actor had originally denied both charges and a trial was set for June.

The case was due to call on 26 April for a pre-trial hearing at the court.

However, Kiernan's defence team and prosecutors arranged for an "accelerated" hearing, allowing the case to call 24 hours earlier.

In 2005, Kiernan was fined £3,500 for assaulting a taxi driver in a road rage incident.

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