A north-east businessman has been fined for assaulting a man in an Aberdeen nightclub.
Kevin Davidson had been on trial at the city’s sheriff court this week accused of assaulting Vincent Mars and Sarah Hunter in Babylon in the early hours of October 18 last year.
It was alleged the 48-year-old, who runs a web company and property firm, left Ms Hunter with a permanent scar on her hand after hitting her with a glass bottle.
But after an hour of deliberations a jury of six men and nine women found him guilty of striking Mr Mars on the head but deleted all mention of the alleged attack on Ms Hunter from the charge.
During the trial, Mr Mars told the jury he had suddenly become aware of “something” coming at him.
He said he was only aware he had been injured when he noticed he started bleeding.
The court heard Mr Mars had not wanted to press charges following the attack
Giving evidence in his own defence Davidson said Mr Mars had been acting aggressively towards him, and that he had reacted.
He said: “Something caught my eye to the right hand side, Mr Mars pointed towards me with his right hand, he then put it down and I thought he was going to grab a glass and hit me with it.”
The court heard Davidson, a former Aberdeen lawyer, had no previous convictions.
Representing the first offender, solicitor David Sutherland said his client was living on an income of around £1,000 a month due to the current climate.
He said Davidson was also supported financially by his partner.
Mr Sutherland asked Sheriff Alison Stirling to consider dealing with the matter by imposing a community payback order due to his limited funds.
However the sheriff imposed a fine of £750. He has two months to pay.