Man attacked shopkeeper after he refused to make Pot Noodle

Daniel Harley, 19, attacked Zahir Dar with glass bottles at MK Newsagents in Govan earlier this year.

A man threw glass bottles and sweets at a shopkeeper after he refused to make him a Pot Noodle.

Zahir Dar was left scarred for life following the assault at MK Newsagents in Glasgow’s Govan area in April this year.

The 61-year-old was left with a fractured jaw after Daniel Harley, 19, launched glass bottles at him.

Accomplice Robbie Graham, 21, also punched the terrified shopkeeper.

Both admitted at Glasgow Sheriff Court to assaulting Mr Dar.

Harley accepted he hurt the man to his severe injury and permanent disfigurement.

On Friday, Harley was placed under supervision for 18 months by Sheriff Joan Kerr.

He was also placed on a curfew for 136 days keeping him indoors between 8pm and 6am.

Graham had been locked up for 113 days at a previous hearing.

The court heard the pair, both of Govan, had approached Mr Dar who was behind the counter.

Prosecutor Mark Allan said: “Both asked Mr Dar to make Pot Noodles for them and he refused.”

Harley initially tried to grab Mr Dar.

Graham then got between the pair to “calm the situation” but Harley began throwing sweets at the shopkeeper.

Mr Dar attempted to fight back during a struggle.

But, Mr Allan explained: “Graham then punched Mr Dar to the face which caused him to fall to the ground.

“While this was ongoing, Harley ran to the fridges and grabbed three glass bottles.

“He dropped one but threw two at Mr Dar with one striking him on the face.”

The two attackers fled the scene.

Mr Dar needed medical treatment for a number of injuries.

Mr Allan added: “He will be left with scars from the wounds.”

Paul McCormick, defending Harley, said the cleansing worker claimed he had been struggling with the death of his mum at the time.

Graham’s lawyer Frank Moore told the court he had returned to apologise after the attack.

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