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Shoppers had to pull an abusive man off a woman pinned up against a glass wall in an Oban supermarket, a court heard.
The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared before Oban Sheriff Patrick Hughes last week and was ordered to pay £400 compensation to his victim and put under social work supervision for six months.
He pleaded guilty to assault and behaving in a threatening or abusive manner.
The pair had previously been in a casual relationship but had split up when the incident happened in October last year.
The court was told the defendant was not pleased to see the woman with another man. He started shouting at her, calling her names and approached her in a hostile manner, grabbing her by her arms and pinning her against a glass wall in the supermarket’s foyer.
Members of the public intervened and pulled him away from her. The woman was upset but unharmed and he was traced and arrested later.