A man who hit an 83-year-old double amputee with a shopping basket was today told he might be admonished for the crime.
Sheriff Alistair Carmichael told Murray Dewar, 45, that if he was of good behaviour until April he would likely be admonished for the offence.
Dewar, of Hepburn Street, Dundee, previously admitted assaulting Jack Wemyss by striking him on the head with a shopping basket to his injury at Tesco, Strathmartine Road, on November 20 last year.
The court heard that an argument broke out between the two after Dewar blocked the path of Mr Wemyss’s mobility scooter.
Dewar then hit the elderly man in the face with a basket, leaving him with a cut above his left eye.
Fiscal depute Muhammad Sadiq told the court that police later issued CCTV of images of Dewar, who then handed himself in.
Today at court Sheriff Carmichael said: “I’ve read the social work report very carefully and I’ve looked at the circumstances of the case.
“It seems to be that this is a one-off and I want you to show me that it is.
“If you are of good behaviour you will most likely be admonished — that’s simply a warning.”
Last month Jack, a retired builder, told of the agony he suffered as a result.
Sentence was deferred until April 28.