A SHOP worker was left horrified after a vicious thug threw bleach in his face and covered him in Shake ‘n’ Vac.

Barrhead woman Taylor Sutherley, 20, assaulted William MacKay after being told to leave the store where he works.

Paisley Sheriff Court heard she “sprayed” bleach on Mr MacKay, causing it to hit his neck and back and land in his eye, before grabbing a tub of Shake ‘n’ Vac and pouring the cleaning product on him.

Sutherley also hurled a can of juice at her victim, striking him on the back, during the shocking incident at the Poundstretcher store in Barrhead.

The details emerged when she appeared in court for a pre-trial hearing.

She pleaded guilty to three charges in exchange for three others being dropped.

Sutherley, of John Street, admitted assaulting Mr MacKay and his colleague Aiden King at the store on May 30 last year.

She also pleaded guilty to assaulting Ahmed Altaf and Farooq Sheikh at a another shop in Barrhead on March 24 last year.

Charges that she had behaved in a threatening or abusive way, assaulted another shop worker and stolen a box of crisps from a Tesco store in the town in May were dropped.

Procurator fiscal depute Keri Marshall said the attack on the Poundstretcher workers took place at about 12.30pm on the day in question.

Ms Marshall told the court Sutherley was asked to leave the store but refused and began throwing cans of juice around.

She added: “The witness MacKay was struck on the back and the accused then took hold of the bleach and sprayed the bleach at the witness MacKay, coming into contact with his face, neck, back and eye.

“She then took a tub of Shake ‘n’ Vac and poured the contents onto the witness MacKay.”

The court heard the earlier attack on Mr Altaf and Mr Sheik started with Sutherley stealing a bar of chocolate and ended with her threatening them with scissors, punching one of them and trying to hit the other with the weapon.

Defence solicitor Tony Callahan told Sheriff Tom McCartney that Sutherley had been struggling with drug and solvent abuse at the time of the offences but was now getting clean after being placed on a Community Payback Order in another case.

As he called for background reports to be prepared ahead of sentencing and adjourned the case until later this month for that to be done, Sheriff McCartney continued Sutherley’s bail.

However, he told her offences such as the ones she had admitted “often result in a sentence of detention.”

Sheriff McCartney added: “You do have to understand, all sentencing outcomes remain open to the court.”