A Fraserburgh man has been left “disfigured” following a fight with a couple over money for sex that resulted in him being robbed.
Martin Noble admitted at Aberdeen Sherrif Court to attacking Raymond Buchan in March 2020 and leaving the victim with a “permanent scar” on his head.
The 33-year old claimed he heard “raised voices” between Mr Buchan and co-accused Stephanie Saunders, who he was in a long-term relationship with at the time.
The situation escalated with Noble scuffling with Buchan in a stairwell near Mid Street, Fraserburgh.
Saunders meanwhile pled guilty to stealing Mr Buchan’s wallet containing £80 prior to the attack.
The court heard that Mr Buchan had given Saunders £40 earlier that day on the understanding that it was for sex – but a disagreement later broke out over the issue.
She was struggling with a drug addiction at the time.
Sheriff William Summers told Noble that due to his previous convictions “it is quite clear there is no alternative but a custodial sentence”.
He sentenced Noble to 21 months imprisonment for assault, while Saunders received four months for theft.