Tobermory fisherman tried to push man’s head down toilet

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A Mull fisherman was found in the gents of a local hotel putting a headlock on a man and trying to push his head down a toilet.

On Tuesday December 5 in Oban Sheriff Court, Sheriff Patrick Hughes was told that Jamie MacLean, 21, of Tobermory, believed the man had punched his brother. He admitted the offence, which happened on July 9.

Procurator fiscal Eoin McGinty said: ‘For no apparent excuse, MacLean approached the complainer, grabbed him and pushed him into the nearby toilet.’

MacLean’s defence agent said: ‘During the evening his brother said that the complainer had hit him.’

Sheriff Hughes told MacLean: ‘This is an appalling thing to do.’

He deferred sentence for four months for MacLean to be of good behaviour.