A former bus driver has been ordered to pay an ex-colleague £1,000 after leaving him in need of surgery following a brawl over strike tensions.
Leon King repeatedly punched David Gove after an awards night at Pittodrie last March, breaking his eye socket.
The court was previously told Mr Gove had a metal plate fitted to help the fractured bone heal, and still suffered from double vision, numbness in his face and puffiness under his eye.
A dispute had broken out on a private hire coach taking people away from the function – where King had been presented an award.
The 35-year-old had called Mr Gove a “scab”, in reference to his victim continuing to work when others had been on strike in 2018.
Fiscal depute Katy Begg said: “Some employees including the accused took part in industrial action.
“The complainer did not strike and as a result there have been difficulties between him and the accused.”
Defence solicitor Liam McAllister said the incident had “a profound impact” on his client, and noted the “toxic environment” he was working in at the time.
Yesterday at Aberdeen Sheriff Court, King was ordered to pay his victim compensation and was put on curfew for the next six months.
He is to be fitted with an electronic tag and must be at his home address in Marischal Court between 8pm and 6am.