Stephen Morrison, the 23-year-old drummer with the Scottish rock band The View, appeared in Dundee Sheriff Court yesterday to face assault charges. Morrison pled not guilty to charges that he and a friend, Bryan Murphy, attacked Craig Cairnie in Dundee on October 25. Murphy attests that the pair punched and kicked him on the head and body. The trial is set of February. After posting bail, Morrison performed with The View at a gig in Glasgow’s Queen Margaret Union that same evening.
UPDATE: Today Steven Morrison reversed his original plea and admitted in court that he was involved with the October 25 beating of his accuser Craig Cairnie following a raucous night of drinking at Dundee’s Fat Sam’s nightclub.