A man who left his 80-year-old father bruised after trying to force his way into his house walked free from court after spending three weeks in jail on remand.
Alun Simpson, 51, pleaded guilty to assaulting pensioner James Simpson at Struan Crescent, Tobermory, on June 15, by seizing him and pulling him by the body.
He also admitted forcing open a window when he was not welcome there, shouting and swearing and placing his father in a state of fear and alarm.
Oban Sheriff Court heard today that Simpson, who previously had no alternative address other than with his father, had since been able to find accommodation at the Lancaster Hotel, Oban, after being released on bail on Monday.
Sheriff Colin MacKay said: “Taking account of the fact that you have spent a significant period of time in prison for the first time in your life, which I have no doubt was a fairly shocking and distressing experience, I will admonish you on these charges.”