Dun­beg man jailed for as­sault

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

A Dun­beg man has been sen­tenced to 14 months in jail.

Craig McIvor of 11 MacVicar Court, Dun­beg, who was al­ready car­ry­ing out a com­mu­nity pay­back or­der (CPO), pleaded guilty to as­sault­ing a woman.

He was given nine months in jail for the as­sault and a fur­ther five months for his out­stand­ing CPO when he ap­peared in Oban Sher­iff Court on Tues­day Septem­ber 11.

On July 1, MacIvor seized the woman by the body, seized her hair and re­peat­edly struck her head against the floor.

In MacIvor’s de­fence, his so­lic­i­tor, Laura McManus said: ‘In the re­port, he is able to recog­nise a pat­tern with his al­co­hol use and his of­fend­ing.’

Mrs McManus said her client’s em­ployer would be will­ing to give him a fi­nal chance if he was to re­ceive a com­mu­nity pay­back or­der.

She added: ‘What I am ask­ing your lordship to do is to give him that last chance.’

Sher­iff Pa­trick Hughes said: ‘In light of all these mat­ters, I don’t think a com­mu­nity pay­back or­der is enough.

‘You are a young man with tal­ent and abil­ity. Your real prob­lem is al­co­hol and I hope you will be able to rise above it.’

McIvor’s sen­tence was back­dated to Au­gust 15.

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