A BRIDE who viciously attacked her mother at her wedding has dodged jail time.
Claire Goodbrand’s husband Eamonn and their best man Kieran – the groom’s younger brother – also admitted their role in the shocking assault on Cherry-Ann Lindsay and her partner David Boyd.
Livingston Sheriff’s Court heard how the shameful melee began over claims that Mr Boyd was ‘sexually inappropriate’ towards the bride.
And it was also alleged victim Cherry Ann who told her daughter of a “fantastic infidelity” she had with her own son-in-law.
Mum-of-four Claire, 26, earlier admitted to beating her mum in the head with a stiletto shoe after the wedding reception at The Seen in the Bathgate Hills turned into a war zone.
Eamonn, 33, and Kieran, 36, both admitted assaulting Mr Boyd until he was seriously injured, biting his finger and ear and gouging out his eyes.
Kieran also pleaded guilty to a second charge of punching and kicking DJ Garry Brown in the head and body following his injury as the wedding reception ended tumultuously in the early hours of June 24, 2019.
Luke O’Curry, defending Claire Goodbrand, said she expressed “remorse and regret” that things got so out of control at her wedding.
He said: ‘His mother gave him the suggestion of a fantasy infidelity between his mother and Mrs Goodbrand’s new husband and Mrs Goodbrand got physical and punched her mother and knocked her down.
“There can’t be many brides who want to trade a vacation in Mexico for appearing in the dock with blood-streaked hair and her wedding attire after two days in police custody.”
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He also said his mother’s boyfriend had been “sexually inappropriate towards her”.
She ordered Claire Goodbrand to pay her mother £1,000 compensation in fortnightly installments of £20.
Her husband was placed under social surveillance for nine months and ordered to perform 160 hours of unpaid work.
Kieran Goodbrand has been given 200 hours of unpaid work for the David Boyd assault and ordered to pay £1,000 compensation to DJ Garry Brown who was attacked as he tried to break up the fight.
Jim O’Dowd, representing Eamonn Goodbrand, said David Boyd’s behavior at the wedding had “caused significant hardship for everyone involved”.
He alleged Mr Boyd ‘offered cocaine’ and terminated his client by making comments about his brother who died in 2003.
He said: “He is beyond mortified, he totally regrets that this happened and he wishes he had walked away from it.”
Sheriff Jane Farquharson told the defendant that the wedding day was “emotionally charged” and said she accepts there were significant family tensions in the build-up to their big day.
She told the trio: “You all have to live with the consequences of your actions and the shame and embarrassment that will forever taint what should have been the best day with the family.”
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