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Ullapool man was ‘hysterical’ during attack outisde Argyll Hotel, Highland court told

By Ali Morrison

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Sheriff Eilidh Macdonald heard the case in Inverness.
Sheriff Eilidh Macdonald heard the case in Inverness.

TWO men were confronted by a hysterical man outside a Wester Ross hotel and one of them sustained a broken thigh bone when he was attacked.

The incident occurred outside the Argyll Hotel in Ullapool around 1am on August 15, 2022 where local man Andrew Fisher (38) of Kanachrine Place, was screaming nearby.

Inverness Sheriff Court was told that Fisher appeared to be goading the first man to fight and removed his jacket. The second man appeared and tried to calm Fisher down.

But fiscal depute Emily Hood told Sheriff Eilidh Macdonald: "He placed an open hand on the accused's chest and tried to make him step backwards.

"The accused then put both his hands on the man's chest and shoulders and pushed him hard backwards.

“This caused him to fall to the deck and he felt a knock. He was left lying on the road unable to move his right leg or stand up and the accused has walked away," Ms Hood added.

“Police and ambulance were called and the casualty was taken to Raigmore Hospital where he underwent surgery for a fracture to his right thigh bone."

A pin was inserted and has left a scar, Ms Hood went on.

Defence solicitor advocate Shahid Latif asked for a background report and Sheriff Eilidh Macdonald deferred sentence until August 6.

Fisher admitted assault to severe injury and permanent disfigurement.

Fisher's bail was continued.

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