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A bride spent her wedding night in a cell along with her groom and the best man, after a mass brawl saw her attack her own mother with a stiletto.
Claire, 26, and 33-year-old Eamonn Goodbrand’s wedding reception erupted into violence after hours of heavy drinking.
The mother-of-four bride seized Cherry-Ann Lindsay, 47, by the hair before hitting her with a stiletto and putting her hands around her throat.
‘She then grabbed me and put me in a choke hold. I couldn’t breathe. I thought I was going to die,’ Ms Lindsay told The Sun.
The groom — a former professional boxer — and his brother Kieran, the best man, then joined the brawl and assaulted Ms Linday’s partner, David Boyd, 40.
Bride Claire Goodbrand with husband Eamonn Goodbrand (middle) and best man, Kieran Goodbrand, were released from custody after a mass brawl at the wedding. The two men stood in grey tracksuits, holding their wedding ties, Eamonn Goodbrand with cuts on his face and a bandage above his eye
The loved-up couple beaming on the dance floor before the violence broke out on the venue’s lawns. Police were called to the scene and the couple were arrested along with the best man
Cherry-Ann Lindsay with her daughter Claire Goodbrand. Goodbrand has pleaded guilty to assaulting her mother at her wedding
The brothers punched and kicked Mr Boyd, pushed their thumbs into his eyes, bit him and grabbed him by the neck.
Kieran Goodbrand also punched and kicked another guest, Garry Brown.
Pictures from the day show the loved-up couple beaming on the dance floor and posing by the water before the violence broke out.
CCTV footage at The Vu wedding venue at Ballencrieff Toll, Bathgate, in West Lothian reportedly captured the fight spilling out onto the waterfront lawn after the couple tied the knot in June 2019.
Police were called and the bride, groom and best man, all from Uddingston, Lanarkshire, were arrested and held in custody.
Yesterday, the bride, groom and best man all pleaded guilty to assault and injury charges at court.
Cherry-Ann Lindsay with partner David Boyd, who was attacked by the groom and best man. They punched and kicked him, pushed their thumbs into his eyes, bit him and grabbed him by the neck
The newly married couple spent their wedding night in separate cells. The fight had spilled out onto the waterfront lawn at their West Lothian venue
The newly married couple spent their wedding night in separate cells before appearing at Livingston Sheriff Court.
When they were released from custody, the bride was wearing what appeared to be her going-away outfit.
The groom and best man were dressed in prison-issue tracksuits — still wearing their mud-stained wedding shoes, and holding their blue ties.
Professional boxer Eammon Goodbrand, 33, had a plaster on a head injury when he was freed.
His 26-year-old wife was clutching a pink handbag.
Ms Lindsay said that the wedding day felt like ‘a sick joke’, with her bride daughter ‘swearing like a banshee’ and the boys ‘drinking beer and falling over each other’.
She sensed that there was ‘trouble brewing’ at the wedding, but did not expect it to escalate.
Ms Lindsay — a self-employed IT finance consultant — said that she is now living at an undisclosed address and does not want to see them.
‘I’ve moved away and I don’t want them to know where I am now,’ she said.
At Livingston Sheriff Court yesterday, Claire Goodbrand pleaded guilty to assaulting her mother to injury.
The court heard how Claire Goodbrand had grabbed her mother, Cherry-Ann Lindsay, by the hair. She punched and kicked her, then struck her on the head with a shoe
Kieran Goodbrand, who was best man at the wedding, pleaded guilty to repeatedly punching and kicking one man, and assaulting another
She admitted repeatedly seizing her mother by the hair and punching and kicking her on the head and body, causing her to fall to the ground and strike her head.
She also admitted punching and kicking her mother to the head and body while she was on the ground, striking her on the head with a shoe and seizing her by the neck and restricting her breathing.
Eamonn Goodbrand and his brother, 28, both pleaded guilty to repeatedly punching and kicking Mr Boyd causing severe injury.
The charge states that they caused him to fall to the ground and continued their attack as he lay there.
They admitted pushing their thumbs into Mr Boyd’s eyes, biting him on the head and body and repeatedly seizing him by the neck and restricting his breathing, all to his severe injury.
Kieran Goodbrand also admitted assaulting Mr Brown to injury, by punching and kicking him on the head and body.
Sheriff Martin Edington called for criminal justice social work reports on the three and adjourned the case until April 29.
A fourth member of the Goodbrand family, Brendan, 37, pleaded not guilty to two assault charges. These were accepted by the Crown as he had left the venue before the fights started.
Source: Daily Mail