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Robert McCord jailed for pre-wedding day attack

A man who spent his planned wedding day in jail after attacking his bride-to-be during a pub argument in Glasgow has been jailed for 18 months.

Robert McCord punched Susan O'Neil at the Barrachnie Inn pub, Baillieston, on 2 October 2011, after they argued over when to go home.

The 46-year-old was arrested and remanded in custody - meaning he was in jail on the day he planned to marry.

McCord was later found guilty of the assault at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

The trial heard how the couple were captured on CCTV at the smoking area outside the pub when a fight broke out between them.

'Lack of remorse'

McCord then punched his partner so hard it knocked her to the ground.

She eventually ran off to her nearby home and contacted the police.

He was convicted of knocking Ms O'Neil to the ground, causing her to hit her head and become unconscious, to her severe injury and permanent disfigurement.

Jailing McCord, Sheriff Bill Totten told him there was a "clear lack of remorse".

Referring to Ms O'Neil, the sheriff told him: "Many people may consider she is fortunate she did not marry a bullying, violent man such as you."

He also criticised McCord for "having the gall" to describe the punch, during his trial, as being with minimal force.

It was heard during the trial that McCord has since found a new partner.

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