A TEENAGER who received a text message that advances were being made to his girlfriend by another boy went to a party and attacked the youth, Dingwall Sheriff court heard on Thursday.
Kyle Macdonald went uninvited to a party in Muir of Ord to confront Adam Underwood and attacked him as he lay asleep on a bed. He then attacked a second youth by headbutting him.
Depute fiscal Stuart Maciver said Mr Underwood was knocked unconscious and needed to have his nose realigned. The second victim was Toby Watson who had two teeth loosened. Both needed hospital treatment.
Macdonald (18), of Station Road, Dingwall, admitted assaulting both youths on May 5, 2012 at Struan, Balvaird Road, Muir of Ord.
Witnesses reckoned Macdonald struck Mr Underwood about 20 times.
“There was damage to his nose and treatment involved a visit to the hospital for his nose to be realigned. The accused was taken outside and spoken to by the second complainer and he headbutted Mr Watson on the face.”
The fiscal said Mr Watson had two of his teeth knocked back.
Defence agent Alison Foggo said Macdonald received a text that Mr Underwood was making advances to his girlfriend of two years. As a result of the incident that relationship was now at an end.
Sheriff Robert Macfarlane told Macdonald he was “on a mission” and had massively overreacted.
“The inference I take is alcohol was a significant influence at a time when you were not of a legal age to take alcohol.”
The sheriff warned the offence could have carried a custodial sentence but took into account Macdonald’s previous good character and lack of offending.
Macdonald was ordered to carry out 140 hours’ community service, placed on a one year supervision order and told to pay £500 compensation to Mr Underwood and £250 to Mr Watson.
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