An 18th birthday celebration came to an abrupt end in Dalbeattie when two sisters were assaulted and left unconscious and a man was punched on the head.
And it led to the appearance in court of 25-year-old Nathan Carson on three charges of assault at the town’s High Street last September.
Carson, of Port Street, Dalbeattie, admitted repeatedly punching and kicking one of the sisters on the head and body rendering her unconscious.
While she was lying on the ground he repeatedly punched her on the head and body to her permanent disfigurement.
Carson also admitted repeatedly punching the other sister on the head and pushing her on the body causing her to fall onto the ground and strike her head rendering her unconscious too.
And he pleaded guilty to assaulting the man by punching him on the head.
The court was told that the birthday party was held in the town hall and following that it was decided to return to a house – but the key had been forgotten and attempts were made to climb in a window.
Then a neighbour heard a disturbance and called the police and they found the assaults had taken place.
Sheriff Brian Mohan at Dumfries called for background reports and deferred sentence to July 11.
A 55-year-old man has been accused in court of embezzling £58,421 while employed at a Castle Douglas firm.
John McKnight, fromWorcester, pleaded not guilty to committing the offence, which also involved a quantity of vehicles, at Robertson Gemini Limited, Cotton Street, Castle Douglas during a five-year period to September 2015.
He also denied stealing £750 at the premises in August 2014.The case at Dumfries Sheriff Court has been continued to July 10.
A 44-year-old motorist who drove with more than three times the permitted drink level on his breath on the A713 Castle Douglas to Ayr road, has been banned from driving for 12 months.
Slawomir Bielawa, from Newcastle, admitted committing the offence in April and was also fined £340.