A Lerwick man was ordered to carry out unpaid work and pay £1,000 in compensation for assaulting two men in a town nightclub.
Lerwick Sheriff Court heard yesterday that Lewis Fraser launched an apparently unprovoked attack on the two friends at Posers on March 24.
CCTV footage recorded Fraser, 20, punching one of the men twice in the face after having a seemingly amicable conversation with him.
Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie said that there was “nothing aggressive” about the complainer and he appeared to be having a “happy drunk conversation”.
After Fraser, of Nederdale, lashed out he was pushed away by other customers, but he picked up a beer bottle and threw it in the face of the second complainer.
One man was left with a badly swollen nose and shifted nasal cartilage, which might need future treatment. The other suffered a burst lip, black eyes and cut nose.
Tommy Allan, defending, said that Fraser had no recollection of what had sparked his violent outburst.
Sheriff Ian Cruickshank noted that Fraser accepted full responsibility at an early stage and his remorse appeared to be “entirely genuine”.
He sentenced Fraser to 15 months supervision with 120 hours of unpaid work for the assault with the bottle.
Fraser was also ordered to pay £800 compensation for that attack with the bottle and £200 compensation to the first complainer.