A man has been handed a fine after he assaulted two men on a city street after trying to stare one of them out.
Curtis McKenzie, 22, appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court where he admitted assaulting a man by kicking him on the leg causing him to fall to the ground.
He also admitted headbutting another man.
The offences took place on June 27 this year at the city’s Upperkirkgate.
Fiscal Depute Katie Begg told the court: “The complainers in the charges are friends, the accused is not known to either of them.”
The court heard that the offence took place just after 2am.
Ms Begg said: “They were walking on the Upperkirkgate towards Gallowgate and became aware of the accused following closely behind them, and then alongside.
“The accused appeared to them to be under the influence of alcohol.”
She added that the pair had stated that McKenzie began trying to “stare out” one of the men, and they found this “somewhat threatening”.
It was at that point McKenzie kicked one of the men, and when his friend went to intervene, there was a struggle and McKenzie headbutted him.
Defence agent John McLoone said his client was a first offender.
He said, on the night of the offence, McKenzie had been out watching a European Championship match with friends and had been drinking.
He said: “He has very little recollection. He is hugely embarrassed by his appearance in court.”
Sheriff Margaret Hodge told McKenzie, whose address was given in court as 369 Hilton Drive, Aberdeen, he would be fined a total of £400 – £200 for each assault.