Hairdresser to pay compensation after brawl in nightclub


Ashleigh Drysdale leaving Edinburgh Sheriff Court

By Cara Sulieman

A HAIRDRESSER who smashed another girl in the face with a glass on a nightclub dance floor has been ordered to pay her victim compensation.

Ashleigh Drysdale, 17, was in Stereo nightclub in Edinburgh when Lisa Golder bumped in to one her friends.

The pair started arguing and Drysdale went to throw her drink over 20-year-old Ms Golder.

Instead she let go of the glass and it smashed in the victim’s face, leaving her needing eight stitches and a permanently scarred.

Today at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, Drysdale was sentenced to 80 hours community service over the attack which she pled guilty to earlier this month.

Sheriff Frank Crowe also ordered her to pay Ms Golder £500 compensation over the incident on January 31 this year.

Depute fiscal Ruth Ross-Davies told the court how the argument led to violence.

She said: “Ms Drysdale was in the nightclub, Stereo and Ms Golder was also in the nightclub with some friends celebrating a friend’s birthday party.

“This incident appears to have kicked off on the dance floor itself and it would appear that the trigger for it was some suggestion that Ms Golder had bumped into one of Ms Drysdale’s friends.

“Ms Drysdale took great exception to this and it led to a verbal argument which escalated to the point where Ms Drysdale threw the contents of the glass she had in her hand in to Ms Golder’s face deliberately.

“This glass struck Ms Golder in the face and caused Ms Golder injury as a result of the cut glass.

“It left her with lacerations on her face near to her left eye which will leave a permanent scar.”

Bar staff at the club on King Stables Road in Edinburgh saw that Ms Golder was bleeding and called police and paramedics.

Ms Golder was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary after the attack where she was given eight stitches for the cut on her face.