THE jury is set to consider its verdict in the trial of two teenagers accused of assaulting and attempting to rob a woman.
Rhian Doran, 17, and Keiran Smith, 18, have been on trial at Aberdeen Sheriff Court accused of assaulting Wiesalwa Rychlowska-Wanska, 61, to her severe injury and attempting to rob her of her bag.
An allegation that the pair caused her permanent disfigurement was deleted from the charge.
Doran, whose address was given in court papers as 12C Hayton Road, Aberdeen, and Smith, whose address was given as 18F Alexander Terrace, Aberdeen, deny carrying out the alleged offence on October 18 last year at St Machar Court.
The jury heard speeches from the Crown and the defence.
Fiscal Depute Anne MacDonald urged the jury to convict both men.
The jury was previously shown CCTV footage, taken prior to the incident, in which two men identified by Dc James Anderson as Doran and Smith are seen outside a building at St Machar Court.
Ms MacDonald said it “clearly shows” the men were “up to no good”, stating that there was no other reason to be there.
She said: “These two deliberately set about her, bullied and intimidated her and used violence towards her to get that bag off her.”
During her evidence, Ms Rychlowska-Wanska identified Doran as the man who had hit her, but said she was only 70-80% sure Smith was the second man.
She also told the court the second man, who she described as taller, did nothing.
However, the court heard evidence that another witness told the police it was a taller male who had tried to hit the woman.
Doran’s defence Alex Burn addressed the jury saying that there was “reasonable doubt” in relation to his client.
While advocate for Smith, Bill Adam said: “People can be at the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong people – it does not follow they were involved in anything these wrong people did.”
The trial continues on Monday.