At­tack was un­pro­voked

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

A SHOCK­ING and com­pletely un­pro­voked at­tack on a young woman who was walk­ing on the Rail­way Pier in Oc­to­ber came to the at­ten­tion of Oban Sher­iff Court on Mon­day.

The young woman, who was walk­ing to work shortly af­ter 8.30am on Thurs­day Oc­to­ber 13, saw the man, Don­ald McGil­livray, 45, ap­proach her and she said she had in­stantly felt threat­ened by him.

McGil­livray, who said he suf­fered from men­tal health prob­lems and that in­sta­bil­ity of med­i­ca­tion had been be­hind the at­tack, kicked the young woman on the legs to bring her to the ground be­fore re­peat­edly kick­ing her to the head and body be­fore a passer-by stopped the as­sault.

McGil­livray of 3-2, 19 High Street, Oban, was sen­tenced to 10 months in prison.

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