A thug who headbutted a man in a late-night city centre assault has been warned he is “getting closer and closer” to custody.
Sheriff Ian Wallace said Ellis Crombie had “quite a record for violence” after the 19-year-old pled guilty to assault to injury yesterday at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.
Fiscal depute Christy Ward told Aberdeen Sheriff Court: “The time of the offence was 12.53am on March 17.” She added the man was on Langstane Place when he “was approached by the accused”.
She said: “A verbal altercation took place and he was subsequently assaulted by the accused.”
Crombie, who had been drinking shortly before the incident, was apprehended by police officers and cautioned and charged at 1.25am.
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The victim suffered “minor swelling and redness to his face” as a result of the attack.
Defence agent Peter Shepherd said: “The accused and complainer did not know each other, they met and got into some sort of argument.”
He added his client had a “problem with drinking too much and losing his temper”.
Sentence was deferred on Crombie, of Cornhill Drive, Aberdeen, until next month.