Three men have appeared in court in connection with a pair of assaults – one which involved a machete.
Wayne Strachan, 29, and Nicholas Lambert, 27, admitted assaulting Rhys Clark or Hay between March 1 and March 26 in Peterhead.
During an attack at Grant Court, on Windmill Street, they repeatedly pushed him on the body, shouted and swore at him, presented a machete at him and demanded that he hand over his mobile telephone.
The pair also seized Mr Clark by the body and the hair and threatened him with physical violence.
Lambert also admitted assaulting Frazier Henry Bell on Saturday, July 20, at Lumsden Court in Huntly – alongside 22-year-old accomplice Ryan Macrae.
Court documents state that the pair punched him on the head, shouted and swore at him and attempted to strike Mr Bell on the body with a lit cigarette to his injury.
They also stamped on his head and caused damage to his clothing.
The three men appeared in the dock at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday.
Sheriff Andrew Miller deferred sentencing until January to allow for a criminal justice social work report to be carried out.
Lambert and Strachan, who are prisoners at HMP Grampian, were remanded in custody until their next appearance.
Macrae, whose address was given as McFadden Crescent in Inverurie, will be ordained to appear for the sentencing.