32 months in prison for as­sault

The Oban Times - - Front Page -

A 27-YEAR- OLD man has been jailed for 32 months for re­peat­edly punch­ing and kick­ing an Oban man.

Alis­tair Wil­son, from Kirk­in­til­loch, who pre­vi­ously lived in the town, pleaded guilty to re­peat­edly hit­ting a man on Glen­cruit­ten Road in the early hours of Oc­to­ber 29, 2016.

Procu­ra­tor fis­cal Eoin McGinty told Oban Sher­iff Court on Mon­day (Fe­bru­ary 13) that two peo­ple came across a man on the ground ‘slumped against a wall’ with Wil­son re­peat­edly kick­ing him on the head and body.

A man who was head­ing to work helped the vic­tim by driv­ing him to hos­pi­tal and tele­phon­ing the po­lice.

Wil­son’s so­lic­i­tor, Gary Miller, told the court the vic­tim fol­lowed his client up Glen­cruit­ten Road and at­tacked him from be­hind on sev­eral oc­ca­sions.

Sher­iff Ruth An­der­son said a cus­to­dial sen­tence was the only op­tion, adding: ‘Given your foul record, which in­cludes as­sault, and the na­ture of this as­sault, it would have been 40 months, had it not been for your early plea.’

Wil­son was sen­tenced to 32 months in jail, which will be back­dated to Novem­ber 3, 2016.

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