A man carried out a brutal assault in an Aberdeen nightclub punching his victim’s head while he lay on the ground.
Paul Morrison was sitting in Prohibition on Langstane Place at 1.50am with friends when he was approached by Bailey Smith and asked if he had seen his mobile.
He said he had not but when he was asked the same question again he punched Mr Smith causing him to fall down.
Morrison proceeded to punch his head again as he lay on the ground.
Staff at the club were made aware of the incident and an ambulance was called and Mr Smith was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
Morrison admitted the assault which took place on November 21 during an appearance at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday.
Fiscal depute Sally Mcauley told the court that Mr Smith “had suffered from concussion following the incident.”
Representing the 43-year-old, defence lawyer Stuart Murray said: “Mr Morrison tells me CCTV viewed showed him speaking some time with the complainer attempting to explain that he did not know anything about his phone, he had not noticed a phone.
“He had attempted to assist the complainer looking for his phone.
“The complainer became more and more aggressive with him.”
“Mr Morrison attempted to leave the aisle and to make his way to the bar.
“He accepts punching him repeatedly.
“He is mortified by his actions.”
He added that his client had never been in trouble before other than being involved in a minor road traffic incident.
Sheriff Margaret Hodge said: “Punching someone on the head can have serious consequences, you are are lucky it did not.”
She fined Morrison, of Anchor Avenue in Paisley, £500.