A man whose criminal career has cost the taxpayer nearly £500,000 punched and kicked a woman in a row over a bottle of vodka.
Del Banks knocked a woman to the ground after kicking her repeatedly.
Banks – who became infamous after social workers took him on a taxpayer-funded 300-mile trip to a Black Eyed Peas concert – admitted the attack yesterday at Perth Sheriff Court.
Depute fiscal Michael Sweeney told the court: “This incident happened after the complainer had been drinking for numerous days and the accused had been with her throughout that period.
“The two them were on a footpath and it was the early hours of the morning.
“There was an argument about a bottle of vodka in her possession.
“The accused grabbed it (and) she grabbed it back.
“He punched her in the face. The accused kicked her leg and then her body. This caused her to fall to the ground and he made off. This was seen by someone from their property and the police were contacted.”
Defending solicitor Linda Clark said: “An argument seems to have arisen about a bottle of vodka.
“There was no injury.”
Banks, 30, from Perth, admitted attacking his victim in the city by punching and kicking her on June 4 last year.
Sheriff Keith O’Mahoney was told Banks had been placed on a community payback order just two weeks ago, so he deferred sentence in the latest case for updated reports.
The court was given a list of previous convictions, which include a dozen assaults and more than 70 offences in total.