Motherwell man (44) in court for attack on Hearts fan visiting town with mum

Darren Manson was left with a broken jaw and needed surgery.
Darren Manson was left with a broken jaw and needed surgery.

A man has appeared in court after an alleged attack which left a Hearts fan badly injured on his visit to the town.

Window fabricator Darren Manson (22), suffered a broken jaw in an incident in Motherwell earlier this month - which was featured in an appeal for witnesses in last week’s Motherwell Times.

Scott Notman (44), of Motherwell, was charged with assault to severe injury when he appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court.

Solicitor Ian Scott made no plea on his behalf during a private hearing before Sheriff Ray Small.

The case was continued for further examination and Notman was allowed bail on condition that he does not attend any regulated football match.

No date has yet been set for a further hearing.

Darren and his mother Nicky (45), had been making their way to Motherwell train station after their team’s 2-1 Betfred Cup tie win at Fir Park on Friday, August 16.

Nicky said a group shouted abuse at them before her son was attacked.

Darren, of Falkirk, underwent surgery in hospital and had plates and screws inserted in his jaw.