Aberdeen, Scotland – After attending a Deacon Blue concert at P&J Live on October 13, a 50-year-old fan, Steven Beattie, violently assaulted a taxi driver on Inverurie Road. The incident unfolded when Beattie and his partner requested a stop at McDonald’s for food, and a dispute arose over payment for the wait time, escalating into aggression.
The altercation turned violent when Beattie punched the taxi driver 12 times, causing the driver to fall to the ground. Beattie then grabbed a fire extinguisher and smashed the taxi, leaving it badly damaged. As a result of the attack, the driver sustained head injuries and minor elbow pain.
In court, Beattie pled guilty to assault and behaving in a threatening manner. The engineering firm director expressed remorse and shock at finding himself involved in such a serious legal matter. He compensated the taxi driver with over £4,600, covering damages and lost earnings.
The aftermath of the violent incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of maintaining composure and respect in disagreements. Beattie’s actions have left a scar on the local community and the taxi driver, who was simply doing his job. As the case concludes, the focus shifts to the healing process for all parties involved, and the hope that such incidents become a thing of the past.