Dunbeg man jailed for assault
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.