Youth in­flicted burns on friend

The Oban Times - - News -

A TEENAGER in­flicted burns on a friend af­ter a day of play­ing com­puter games to­gether, Fort Wil­liam sher­iff court heard on Fri­day.

Wil­liam Ring­land, of Lochside Apart­ments in Fort Wil­liam, ad­mit­ted as­sault­ing the 15-year- old by clamp­ing a hair straight­ener around his wrist and hold­ing it there on Novem­ber 9 last year.

De­fence so­lic­i­tor Clare Rus­sell said the 18-year- old didn’t know the ap­pli­ance was hot and re­moved it as soon as he re­alised he was burn­ing his friend.

But procu­ra­tor fis­cal Ali­son Wylie ar­gued that the straight­ener had been clamped around the vic­tim’s wrist for about two min­utes, caus­ing burns which re­quired ‘mi­nor med­i­cal at­ten­tion’.

Ms Wylie added the mat­ter only came to light weeks later when a teacher no­ticed scar­ring on the vic­tim.

Sher­iff Brian Cameron de­ferred sen­tenc­ing for a psy­chi­atric re­port.

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