Oban man spared jail after assault in supermarket car park

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A man has been spared jail after assaulting two men in a supermarket car park.

Stewart Cain, 21, of Sgeir Mhol Guest House, Oban, admitted approaching a car on October 19, 2018, before repeatedly punching one of victims on the body and headbutting another, breaking his nose.

He was sentenced on September 11, where, in his defence, solicitor Kevin McGinness said his client was heavily intoxicated and had very little recollection of events.

Sheriff Patrick Hughes told Cain he made a sensible decision to take a bag to court with him. However, in the end he dealt with the matter by way of a community payback order.

That included Cain to be under the supervision of the social work depart for 12 months, to carry out 170 hours of unpaid work, to remain indoors between the hours of 8pm and 5am, and to pay £2,000 in compensation to one of the victims.