Bouncer guilty of headbutting judge's son
A DOORMAN at an Edinburgh nightclub
head-butted the son of a High Court judge, breaking his
nose and damaging his teeth.
Rhys Ferguson, 26, of Logie Drive,
Larbert, was found guilty at Edinburgh Sheriff Court in
October of assaulting 22-year old Jamie Menzies – son of
High Court judge Lord Menzies – in Hanover Street on
March 24 last year.
He has been ordered to perform 240 hours of community
Sheriff Kenneth Hogg said: "The public certainly do not
expect to be abused in this manner."
The Sheriff also told Ferguson that he was instructing
the clerk of court to write to the authorities "to
ensure he never worked in this type of industry again".
During the trial the court heard that Mr Menzies'
younger brother, Ruaraidh, who was 17 at the time of the
incident, had been refused entry to Garibaldi's night
club. Jamie had come out to see what was happening, but
when he tried to re-enter the premises he was refused
admission by Ferguson. He was then butted in the face by
In his evidence, Ferguson said when he refused to let Mr
Menzies back into the club, his victim lunged towards
him and there was an accidental collision of heads. Mr
Menzies, he said, told him: "Do you know who my father
is? You will get 12 years for this."