Man sentenced for assaulting the Pogues' Shane MacGowan over alleged sexual advance

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August 25 2004 11:00 PM ET

Ireland On-Line reports that Liam McInerney, 23, was sentenced to three years in prison on Tuesday for assaulting former Pogues lead singer Shane MacGowan, 46. McInerney claimed that the Irish rock singer had approached him in a London men's room, put his arms around McInerney, and offered to pay McInerney for sex. McInerney pleaded guilty in inflicting grievous bodily harm on MacGowan and also admitted to a second offense, in which he punched a woman in a pub.