SCOTS singer Michelle McManus was “battered” with a guitar case by a musician who apparently stood her up on a date years earlier, a court heard.

The former Pop Idol winner was attacked by Derek McArthur outside the Linen pub in Glasgow's Shawlands in January 2017.

Michelle said she was left injured and an “absolute wreck” after the incident.

The 38 year-old stated: “I was hysterical and terrified. I could not believe it had happened.”

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McArthur was fined £350 after being found guilty of assault at a trial at Glasgow's Justice of the Peace Court.

The 41 year-old had denied the charge claiming he had been acting in self defence.

He said Michelle's husband Jeff Nimmo had punched him after asking: “Why did you grab my missus' t***.”

Jeff denied in court attacking McArthur.

The court heard McArthur had at one point accidentally fallen into the singer's chest after playing on a skateboard.

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She then recalled being outside when McArthur came towards her “at speed”.

She remembered being hit once down the left hand side of her face and falling to the ground.

Michelle said: “I was hysterical, absolutely terrified. I was in total devastation, as anyone would be.

“I still believe there was no rhyme nor reason for this. I still don't know why this happened to me.”

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