A man has admitted assaulting a taxi driver in a row over a fare.
Callum Hogg, 19, punched the man on the head and threw him to the ground on May 12.
He then sat on top of the man and repeatedly punched his head, all to his injury.
The incident happened at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
Fiscal depute Karen Dow told Aberdeen Sheriff Court at around 3.40am the taxi had dropped off a number of other males at various addresses around Aberdeen before Hogg “requested to be taken to accident and emergency”.
She then said there was a “disagreement” over the payment of the fare which became violent.
Hogg, who appeared without representation by a solicitor, appeared for sentencing having previously pled guilty to the assault. He said: “It was started by the taxi driver.”
Sheriff Philip Mann fined Hogg, of Middleton Crescent, Bridge of Don, £400.