Glasgow & West Scotland

Killer Jamie Byrne jailed over Coldplay concert attack

A convicted killer who was freed early from prison has been jailed for three years over a brutal attack at a Coldplay concert in Glasgow.

Jamie Byrne, 27, attacked David Bond at the city's SECC weeks after being freed from his culpable homicide sentence.

At Glasgow Sheriff Court, he was also convicted of assaulting G4S officers Mark Butterfield and Shakeel Ahmed.

Byrne, from Parkhouse, Glasgow, was jailed for eight years in 2007 for killing William Brown in 2006.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard how Mr Bond had traveled from England to watch the Coldplay concert with his girlfriend.

They were close to Byrne and his friends, who bumped into someone, causing them to fall on the floor and Mr Bond went to their aid.

Security staff attacked

Byrne shouted at Mr Bond before punching him and kicking him on the head and body.

He lashed out at Mr Butterfield and Mr Ahmed when they stepped in and pulled him off.

Passing sentence, Sheriff Lindsay Wood told Byrne: "You didn't impress me at all and you didn't impress the jury."

Byrne was released on licence weeks before the attack, having been jailed for killing William Brown in 2006.

Byrne, then 21, Darren Taylor, Joseph Bennett and Stephen Dunn, were jailed for a total of more than 30 years for the killing after pleading guilty to culpable homicide.

Mr Brown was said to have been beaten to death by a group of people while searching a park in Glasgow for a heroin stash.

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