Woman hit police officer with glass bottle during Rangers title party

Stephanie Donaldson threw the bottle at the officer who was part of a cordon in George Square.

Stephanie Donaldson hit police officer with glass bottle during Rangers title party in George Square SNS Group

A woman hit a police officer with a glass bottle during a Rangers title party in Glasgow.

Stephanie Donaldson, 30, threw the bottle at an unknown officer who formed part of a cordon in George Square on May 15, 2021.

Hundreds of jubilant Rangers fans had gathered earlier that day to celebrate the club’s Scottish Premiership title win.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard that an order for dispersal had been made at 8.40pm which had also been posted on social media.

CCTV was gathered after the event which was reviewed by police.

Prosecutor Laura Bradley said: “Donaldson was shown throwing a glass bottle at a police officer.

“It smashed as the bottle hit the police officer’s helmet.”

Donaldson was caught after police received anonymous information that she was responsible.

The mother of four from Ayr was eventually cautioned and charged.

On Tuesday she pled guilty to culpable and reckless conduct.

Sentence was deferred pending background reports until next month by sheriff Iain Fleming.

He told Donaldson: “You should not construe that the fact you have been granted bail that you will avoid a custodial sentence.”