Quadruple amputee admits smashing up shop and threatening children

Thomas Proudfoot repeatedly swore and threatened youngsters before smashing glass bottles in the Glasgow convenience store.

Quadruple amputee admits smashing bottles and threatening children in Glasgow shop Website

A man who lost his limbs in a horror train crash has admitted being aggressive to women and children.

Thomas Proudfoot, 25, lashed out at a Day Today convenience store in Glasgow’s Anniesland on June 26, 2021.

The quadruple amputee, who has prosthetic arms and legs, shouted, swore and uttered threats.

He went on to smash glass bottles with his prosthetic limb causing them to fall to the ground and smash.

The charge states Proudfoot went on to behave in an aggressive manner towards women and children.

Proudfoot was jailed for seven years in 2014 after being convicted of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl near his former home in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire.

He subjected her to a terrifying ordeal during which he kicked her on the head and body and launched a horrific sexual attack.

He also exposed himself and made sexual demands of his terrified victim during the onslaught.

Proudfoot had earlier used his metal arm to break a man’s jaw before attacking a police officer.

Proudfoot lost his limbs in 2012 after he was struck by a train in Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire.

His injuries were so severe and life threatening, he was left with prosthetic limbs including the false arm and metal claw.

Proudfoot pled guilty last month at Glasgow Sheriff Court to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at the Day Today store.

He also admitted an identical earlier offence at the store from March 31, 2021.

Concerns were raised about his background report by Sheriff Tony Kelly who called for new ones to take place.

He said: “You are at liberty and you will be looking at a community payback order but I need reports so I will have to further defer sentence.”

Bail restrictions were put on Proudfoot which include confining him to his grandmother’s home in Perth between 7pm and 7am until the sentencing at the end of the month.

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