A youth who stamped on another teenager’s head and left him lying in a Dundee street has been locked up.
Shaun Wilson, of Mossgiel Crescent, was sentenced to 16 months’ detention at Dundee Sheriff Court after admitting one charge of assault.
The court heard Wilson was only 15 when he assaulted Owen Meiklem, then 16.
Fiscal depute Vicki Bell told the court the assault took place at 5.15am on March 8 last year, after a party spilled out onto St Martin Drive.
The fiscal said Wilson pulled the back of Mr Meiklem’s hooded top, as a group of teens argued.
She said: “Mr Meiklem turned round and saw the accused. The accused proceeded to punch him and swipe his legs, causing him to fall to the ground.
“The accused then kicked and stamped on Mr Meiklem’s head several times as he lay on the ground.” When police arrived Mr Meiklem was reported as having a suspected broken jaw with footprints on his face.
Solicitor Gary McIlravey, defending Wilson, said: “He is a man who has very much strayed from the straight and narrow. He has no doubt he is going to pay the price for that.”
Wilson, now 16, admitted assaulting Owen Meiklem by kicking his legs, knocking him to the ground and repeatedly kicking and stamping on his head and body, all to his severe injury, on March 8 last year at St Martin Drive. He further admitted assaulting Nicola Forbes by punching her on the head, to her injury, on the same date and location.
Sheriff Tom Hughes said: “This is an extremely serious offence and cannot be condoned by the court. Incidents like this can lead to very severe injury.”