A Dundee man has admitted stamping on a love rival’s head outside a city primary school – as he dropped off his daughter for her first day.
Mark Gorthy, 31, of Anton Drive, was ordered to pay £1,000 in compensation, placed on a curfew, ordered to carry out 300 hours of unpaid work and placed under 12 months of supervision at the sheriff court after admitting the assault.
Gorthy had gone to drop of his daughter for her first day at school. His ex-partner — the mother of his daughter — was also there with her new fiancé, Scott Wallace.
Fiscal depute Eilidh Robertson told the court Gorthy threatened Mr Wallace twice at the school before launching his attack just five feet from the front door of the school.
The fiscal said: “The accused approached Mr Wallace, who was holding on to a buggy with a baby in it, and punched him once on the face, which immediately knocked him to the ground, rendering him unconscious.
“While on the ground, the accused stamped on Mr Wallace’s head. This was in full view of a number of parents and small children, who became very distressed.
“Mr Wallace was unconscious for a short time only but remained lying on the ground, bleeding quite significantly from his nose for around two minutes.”
Mr Wallace was taken to Ninewells Hospital and treated for a broken nose as well as cuts, bruises and swelling on his face.
Gorthy admitted assaulting Wallace by punching him on the face, rendering him unconscious, and thereafter stamping on his head to his severe injury, disfigurement and impairment on August 18.
Sheriff Drummond said: “This was a very serious assault.”