A reveller punched a man in the face on a nightclub dancefloor in a row about “inappropriate” touching.
Scott Gordon, 35, was in Club Tropicana on Chapel Street, Aberdeen, on July 6 when he claimed to have seen a man touch his friend on the bottom, so punched him in the face and caused a lip injury, Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard.
The victim told police he touched Gordon’s pal on the head to get his attention so he could get past towards his girlfriend.
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Gordon, whose address was given as Keithleigh Gardens, Pitmidden, admitted assault and was ordered to do 100 hours of unpaid work in six months.
Defence agent Liam McAlister said: “He thought he was doing the right thing by his friend, believing he had been touched inappropriately.”