Work or­der after at­tack

The Press and Journal (Highlands & Islands) - - News Highlands & Islands -

A 36-year-old who at­tacked an­other man in an In­ver­ness bar was or­dered to carry out 180 hours of un­paid com­mu­nity work yes­ter­day.

Gary Neil, of Balach­lan Drive, Wester­craigs, had ear­lier pleaded guilty to re­peat­edly punch­ing and kick­ing James Robert­son on the head and body to his in­jury in the Heath­mount Ho­tel on De­cem­ber 11, 2013.

Sen­tence was de­ferred for a back­ground re­port. Gra­ham Mann, de­fend­ing, told Sher­iff

“His tem­per got the bet­ter of him”

Gor­don Fleet­wood: “He knew the vic­tim. There was a pre­vi­ous in­ci­dent be­tween them some months ear­lier.

“My client walked past him to go look for his part­ner and there was a ver­bal ex­change. But asmy client went to leave the premises, his tem­per got the bet­ter of him. Since De­cem­ber 2013, there has been no re­peat and he has not come to the at­ten­tion of the po­lice in that time.”

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