Liberty restricted for Oban man

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A Oban man who admitted repeatedly kicking another man will have his liberty restricted.

Ryan McAllister, 23, of 1B Castle Road, Dunollie, was ordered to remain indoors from 7pm until 4am for six months.

He is also subject to a community payback order that consists of social work supervision for 12 months and 200 hours of unpaid work.

He admitted, alongside two others whose identities remain unknown, pulling another man down onto the road, and repeatedly kicking him on the head and body.

The incident took place on November 11 last year and McAllister pleaded guilty on March 27.

Speaking then, procurator fiscal depute Meghan Glancy told the court three males become engaged in a disagreement with the complainer.

The complainer was dragged to the ground and all three males began kicking him ‘on the body and the head while he lay on the ground’.

The males fled but police officers traced McAllister.

Speaking on April 24 when he was sentenced, his solicitor Eddie Thornton said his client had spent 44 days on remand and found it to be a negative experience and one he did not wish to repeat.

Mr Thornton said McAllister has little recollection of the assault and that the criminal justice and social work report confirmed he has a problem with alcohol.

Sheriff Patrick Hughes said that MacAllister’s sentence was a direct alternative to custody.