Man who kicked car injured his foot

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A man kicked out at a car and injured his foot, Oban Sheriff Court has been told.

Anthony Murray, aged 41, of 6 Bay View Caravan Site, Ledaig, pleaded guilty to causing damage to the wing mirror of a Peugeot parked at Lochside Street, Oban.

David Glancy, procurator fiscal, told the court on Tuesday December 15, that the incident happened in a side street by Tesco car park on March 30, 2020.

The accused had been walking with companions and had lost his temper, kicking out at the parked vehicle. The nearside wing mirror became detached and was left hanging only by a wire, said Mr Glancy.

An eyewitness saw what happened and stopped a passing police vehicle and gave a description of Murray, and the group was found nearby.

Other members of the group were initially hostile to police officers but Murray admitted he had injured his foot having kicked out at the car, said Mr Glancy.

Ruben Murdanagium, representing the accused, said his client had offered to settle the cost of the damage but had not been able to do so.

He had suffered from a spinal condition from the age of four for which he received treatment and medication.

On the day, he had been feeling ‘very bad,’ and his mind was ‘not right’, with him feeling very upset about his condition, said Mr Murdanagium.

As a result, Murray had taken his upset out on the vehicle, he added.

Sheriff Simon Fraser said he accepted that it was a complicated matter but the damage would have caused inconvenience to the owner of the car.

Murray was fined £150 with a £33 compensation order and a £10 victim surcharge.