A man has appeared in court charged over an alleged assault in which another man was attacked by someone dressed as the Joker.
It follows an incident at Langstane Place near Bon Accord Street in Aberdeen in October when 20-year-old Ross Geddes had to be treated in hospital for his injuries.
Mr Geddes has since described one side of his mouth as feeling “numb”.
He required surgery and spent a night in hospital after he was allegedly attacked by a man dressed as comic book character Batman’s arch-enemy outside a city nightclub.
Mr Geddes had been out with friends in Aberdeen three days before Halloween.
The former Kemnay Academy pupil, who stays in Inverurie, left his friends in the Prohibition nightclub on Langstane Place at 11.15pm on October 28 to use a cash machine on Union Street, just prior to the incident.
He was kept in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary until Halloween evening.
Kristian Marr, 24, appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court charged in connection with the matter.
Marr, whose general address was given as Aberdeen, is facing a charge of assault to severe injury and permanent impairment.
During the hearing he made no plea.
The case against him was committed for further examination and he was released on bail.
A Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service spokeswoman said no further dates had been set for future appearances.