Former Scottish boxer escapes jail time over Gold Coast nightclub assault

A former Scottish boxer has been given a suspended sentence over a vicious assault at a Gold Coast nightclub.

Stephen Lavelle was charged in April after a brawl at Sin City in Surfers Paradise.

The melee started after Lavelle urinated on the dance floor of the club in the vicinity of two women.


A man then confronted Lavelle before he lashed out, hitting a man who tried to intervene and unintentionally hitting one of the women.

The 28-year-old, who lives in Victoria, was on the Gold Coast to watch the Commonwealth Games but was not officially associated with the Scottish team.

He pleaded not guilty at his trial earlier this month but was convicted of assault occasioning bodily harm and three counts of common assault in Southport Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Lavelle was given a nine month sentence wholly suspended for a year.

He was also fined $2000 and ordered to pay $1900 compensation to his victims.