A teenager who chased and attacked an estate’s alleged bully with a hammer and bottle said he did it because he was fed up with his behaviour.
Callum Samson, 18, and his friend rained blows on Kevin Kimmet as revenge for his systematic bullying of residents of Menzieshill in Dundee.
Mr Kimmet was hit several times after he was hunted down while taking out his bins, before he eventually managed to escape and run back to his flat.
Police officers were able to follow a trail of blood to Mr Kimmet’s home and found him with injuries to his head and body.
Depute fiscal Charmaine Gilmartin said the victim was “known to the police in relation to assaults, attempted murder, murder, threatening and abusive behaviour and fraud”.
“He said he didn’t know why he had been assaulted but said he continued to get grief for his past crimes.”
Solicitor Mike Short, defending, told Dundee Sheriff Court yesterday: “The complainer is someone who is known as a bully in the scheme because of his behaviour in the past.
“This is a gentleman with a terrible record. His bullying extends to everyone he can touch in the scheme.
“When my client was on remand in custody, he got word there was a bounty on his head from the complainer. He was very fearful because of threats to his person.
“I don’t know how safe he will be on the outside.”
Samson, from Dundee, admitted acting with another when he attacked and severely injured Mr Kimmet with a hammer and glass bottle in Strathcarron Place, Dundee, on February 28.
Mrs Gilmartin said: “Residents heard shouting and raised male voices. The complainer left the flat to go and place his rubbish in the bins.
“He heard footsteps running towards him. He saw one of the males holding a hammer. He felt a blow and fell to the ground.
“There were several blows to the back with the hammer.
“He was struck by the accused with the glass bottle.
“He was able to get back to his feet, punched out at the accused, and was able to get away to his flat. Police saw blood leading from the close to the flat.”
Mr Short told the court that Samson had bad skin and had been teased about it over the years and had also been drinking on the night in question.
Sentence was deferred on Samson and he was granted bail with a special condition not to drink alcohol or be under the influence within his home.