A PAIR of offshore workers who assaulted two men, leaving one motionless on an Aberdeen street, have been fined £2,000 each.
Andrew Leishman, 32, and Carl Robinson, 30, admitted assaulting Gary Clarke, 24, and Stephen Hutchison, 33, when they appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday.
The offences happened on Union Street on August 8 last year.
The court heard how the pals had punched and kicked Mr Clarke repeatedly on the head and body to his severe injury, while they kicked Mr Hutchison on the head.
Fiscal depute Anne MacDonald said Mr Clarke sustained a fractured right cheekbone while Mr Hutchison had “suspected mild concussion”.
Gail Goodfellow, defence agent for Leishman, whose address was listed in court papers as 4 Gleneagles Close, Billingham, Cleveland, said the pair had been heading home from a night out when they were “subject to an unprovoked attack” from Mr Hutchison, following which an altercation ensued.
David Sutherland, defence agent for Robinson, whose address was listed in court papers as 18 Station Crescent, Stockton-On-Tees, added that his client accepted he “went overboard” in reacting to the incident.
Sheriff Annella Cowan told the two accused they “went over the top”, and handed them both a £2,000 fine.