An Aberdeen man has been fined after hospitalising a fellow reveller whom he attacked in a city nightclub.
Michael McKenzie, 20, appeared at the city’s Sheriff Court yesterday and admitted smashing a glass on Ewan Barrack’s head while in Nox, on Justice Mill Lane, on April 5 last year.
The victim was rushed to hospital as a result of the attack and was left with two scars to the left of his forehead.
The court heard that one of the injuries measured 1.5in and the other just short of an inch following the assault on the venue’s dance floor.
Yesterday, fiscal Anne MacDonald said the assault will “leave a mark” on the face of Mr Barrack.
McKenzie, of 139 Millburn Street, Aberdeen, also required surgery to his hand following the incident, which happened just before 1am.
Miss MacDonald said: “Mr Barrack and his friend went out on April 4 to a nightclub for a night out. In the early morning of Sunday April 5, they were still in the nightclub.
“They were in a dance section of the nightclub. Mr Barrack said he felt someone bumping into him and at this stage noted the panel [McKenzie].
“He was noted to have a glass. Without further ado he smashed that glass over Mr Barrack’s forehead. This without saying anything to Mr Barrack.
“Police were contacted and the complainer ended up in hospital.”
She added Mr Barrack “saw no reason for that incident to occur”.
However, McKenzie’s solicitor Alex Burn said:
“As I understand, there was a run-in between the parties on more than one occasion.”
He added his client “showed genuine regret and remorse for his actions” and said this was his first offence.
Sheriff Annella Cowan fined McKenzie £750 and ordered him to pay the same in compensation to his victim.