A Dundee teenager who chased and assaulted a local bully in a hammer and bottle attack has been sent on an outdoor activity course as punishment.
On Tuesday, Callum Samson was ordered to attend the Venture Trust by a sheriff.
Dundee Sheriff Court heard 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 a number of injuries to his head and body.
Fiscal depute Charmaine Gilmartin said the victim was “known to the police”.
She added: “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: “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 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.
Sheriff Alastair Carmichael placed Samson on the Venture Trust programme, on a curfew for seven months and under supervision for 18 months.