A man left “permanently disfigured” from being assaulted in an Aberdeen nightclub is to receive compensation from his attacker.
John Somerville, 22, turned violent at Atik on Bridge Place after being bumped into.
Somerville’s case was heard at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday where he admitted the assault via letter.
His victim had been enjoying a night out with friends in the early hours of October 24 last year.
Fiscal depute Lucy Simpson said: “The complainer bumped into the accused while attempting to walk past.”
Somerville “became irate” and the complainer stretched his arms out in retaliation.
“The accused lunged and headbutted the man to the face,” Ms Simpson said.
“Security staff intervened and separated the pair.”
The man, who was bleeding heavily, was treated by a first-aider and then at hospital.
He was left with a 1cm scar on his nose.
Sheriff Graham Buchanan read from a letter sent by Somerville’s solicitor in Glasgow, which said: “He was bumped into and saw the man had raised his arms and formed the erroneous view that trouble was away to transpire.
“He deeply regrets this momentary loss of control and understands he should have walked away from the situation.”
Somerville, of Lang Drive in Bathgate, was ordered to pay his victim £400 in compensation.