Woman assaulted in drunken fight
A FORT William man slapped a 56-year- old woman twice in a drunken argument.
Igors Volonovs, of Polmona, Claggan, admitted striking the woman on the head on August 29 this year, when he appeared at Fort William Sheriff Court on Tuesday.
Defence solicitor Hamish Melrose said the 29-year- old Latvian had acted under provocation after the woman insulted his partner.
Sheriff David Young accepted Volonvos had been provoked and gave him a reduced fine of £180, saying: ‘However you look at it this was an assault of a 56-year- old woman. I know there had been an argument but this doesn’t justify what you did.’