Man left with cut face after being slashed with beer can
A man was slashed across the face with a beer can during a fight in Perth.
Shaun Wildish ran away from the scene of the attack on Perth’s County Place shouting: “Boys we need to run, I’ve just slashed him.”
Yesterday at Perth Sheriff Court the 20-year-old admitted assaulting Alistair Maxwell by striking him on the face with a sharp instrument on August 12.
Depute fiscal John Malpass told the court the victim and another man had been walking along New Row in Perth at around 11.40pm when they passed Wildish and two others.
“Words were exchanged between the two groups and this was seen by other people whose home overlooked the scene,” he said.
“They observed five males with the accused behaving aggressively towards the complainer.”
The victim ran off, with Wildish in pursuit.
When he caught up with the other man, Wildish lashed out with the beer can before running back to the area he had come from.
“One of the independent witnesses saw the accused running away from County Place towards New Row shouting to his friends ‘Boys we need to run, I’ve just slashed him’,” said Mr Malpass.
Two witnesses also saw Wildish throw something into nearby bushes.
Mr Malpass said Mr Maxwell suffered a cut above his left eye but refused medical attention.
Solicitor Paul Ralph said the weapon had been a beer can which had been flattened out to produce a sharp edge.
Sentence was deferred on Wildish, described in court papers as a prisoner at Polmont, until next month for reports.