An unpaid debt led to a violent attack on a man in an Inverness housing estate.
Inverness Sheriff Court heard that 33-year-old Robin Clark, described as an Inverness prisoner, went to collect what he was owed on October 9, last year in Stornoway Drive, he was offered lower than he expected.
So Clark demanded Aaron Harper, 23, exit his vehicle, forced open the door, and punched and kicked Mr Harper on the head and body.
Clark then reached into the car and robbed him of a sum of money and a quantity of cigarettes. In the assault and robbery, which Clark admitted, he also caused £265 worth of damage to the vehicle after he kicked it, the driver’s window and wing mirrors repeatedly.
He also pleaded guilty to a charge of wilful damage.
Fiscal depute Robert Weir told Sheriff Gordon Fleetwood: “Mr Harper managed to break free at which time Clark entered the car and began removing items. He then walked away.”
When the vehicle was checked, it was discovered that £10 in loose change and cigarettes were missing, Mr Weir added.
“Mr Harper suffered some bruising to his face and his nose was bleeding as a result.” Mr Weir continued.
Efforts to trace Clark were unsuccessful and a warrant was issued for his arrest. The court heard that he didn’t appear from custody accused of the matter until June 25 and he has been remanded in custody since.
Defence solicitor Clare Russell said her client was currently on a community payback order and a background report would be required.
Sheriff Fleetwood deferred sentence until November 20, there was no application for bail and Clark was again remanded.