A man has been given unpaid work after hitting a woman with a rake and throwing a stick at her car in a row involving their children.
Colin Wright, 37, appeared yesterday for sentencing having previously pled guilty to assault and causing damage to the car by throwing the stick at it.
He also admitted a racially-aggravated offence of shouting and making offensive remarks towards a 16-year-old.
Fiscal depute Anna Chisholm said Wright was known to the woman “through her son”.
She added at 4.15pm on June 1 Wright attended her address with his son to “discuss an ongoing issue regarding the children”.
Wright then “became aggressive and started shouting” before picking up a garden rake and “swinging it repeatedly”, hitting her left leg.
He went on to pick up a stick and throw it at her car before making a comment to her son which was “perceived by him to be a racist remark”.
Defence agent Mike Monro said the situation was sparked after Wright looked at his son’s phone because he was “suspicious about activity between him and the son of the complainer”.
He added his client maintained he had been “struck with a baseball bat” during the incident.
Sheriff Graham Buchanan ordered Wright, of Ardlair Terrace, Dyce, to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work.