A man who admitted kicking a disabled man in the head leaving him unconscious will learn his fate next month.
Aiden Bartlett, 20, appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court for sentencing before Sheriff Christine McCrossan, however, his case was deferred until another date.
It comes after he and his 17-year-old co-accused, who can’t be named for legal reasons, admitted assaulting Richard Boyd by following him, chasing him then pushing him to the ground before repeatedly kicking him to the head, leaving him unconscious.
The offence took place on Crown Street, Wellington Place and South College Street.
The teen and Bartlett launched their attack on Mr Boyd during the evening of December 6 last year.
Bartlett appeared in court for sentencing last month, but his case was deferred to allow him to set down in writing why he should be allowed another opportunity.
He was serving a sentence for another offence and is due for release imminently.
Mr Boyd has previously battled cancer, followed by a stroke, and still suffers from some mobility issues today.
When Bartlett appeared before Sheriff McCrossan on Friday his case was deferred again in order to obtain an assessment for a restriction of liberty order.
Bartlett will return to court in two months’ time.