North-east man confesses to brutal assault on his brother
A north-east man has admitted to a brutal assault on his brother in their home.
Staff at Sainsburys in Aberdeen’s Berryden became alarmed when John Hildreth shouted that he had killed his sibling on September 3 this year.
Police were called and he said he had kicked his brother but he was not moving.
Officers attended at his home on Bedford Road where they found Francis Hildreth severely injured and covered in blood.
John admitted to assault to permanent impairment and danger of life at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday.
Fiscal depute Jamie Dunbar said Francis would be left with “permanent numbness in his lower lip” and “permanent scarring”.
Representing John, 46, defence lawyer Graeme Murray said Francis had written saying he harboured no animosity for the attack.
Sheriff William Summers deferred sentence until January for reports.