A Moray man “dropped” a party crasher through a ground floor window, a court heard yesterday.
Kieran Bond and friends had been drinking at an address in Forbes Court in Elgin when Darryl Wood climbed through a window to join them.
The celebrations turned sour when 22-year-old Bond attacked Mr Wood, and manhandled him back through the window.
And even after he was lying “motionless” outside, Bond returned on more than one occasion to continue the assault.
Fiscal Kevin Corrins told Elgin Sheriff Court yesterday: “Mr Wood attended the property uninvited, but joined in drinking.
“A disagreement arose amongst the group, and thereafter Bond assaulted Mr Wood – who tried to escape out of the window before being held back and dropped through it.”
Mr Corrins said that neighbours overheard the disturbance, and one party subsequently saying they “weren’t sure” if Mr Wood was still alive.
The fiscal added: “The victim was lying motionless on the grass outside when he was further assaulted by Bond.”
Neighbours contacted the police, who later visited Mr Wood and discovered him to have “heavy facial injuries” including black eyes and a bruised and bloody nose.
When he was arrested, the court heard that the accused bragged to officers about knocking Mr Wood unconscious.
Bond, of 38 Grant Street in Elgin, later admitted repeatedly punching and kicking Mr Wood’s head and body, to his injury on October 12 last year.
Representing Bond, solicitor George Adam said his client’s reaction to Mr Wood’s interruption was “out of proportion” and said he had now “put behaviour like this behind him”.
Sheriff Olga Pasportnikov condemned the “unpleasant” act, before ordering Bond to perform 240 hours of unpaid work over the next six months.