A teenage attacker who left visible footprint marks on his victim’s head and face has been sentenced to 16 months’ detention.
Shaun Wilson was 15 when he left Owen Meiklem with a fractured cheek and bruising after stamping on him and raining kicks on him as he lay on the ground.
Shocked passers-by pulled bare-chested Wilson, who has no previous convictions, away from Mr Meiklem following the attack.
Fiscal depute Vicki Bell said the incidents happened after a house party and that Meiklem’s girlfriend Nicola Forbes had began fighting with another female.
Miss Bell said: “The accused intervened by picking witness Forbes up and pulling her away. The accused was punched by witness Meiklem, causing the accused to begin fighting with him.”
Miss Forbes had tried to intervene and Wilson punched her in the face.
Miss Bell said: “Witness Meiklem walked away. At 5.15am, a resident was wakened by loud voices in the street.
“She saw a group of males and females aged about 16 filtering between Logan Crescent and St Martin’s Drive and telephoned police.”
Mr Meiklem was walking up the road when he felt someone pull on the hood of his top.
Miss Bell said: “He turned around and the accused proceeded to punch him and swipe his legs, causing him to fall to the ground.
“The accused then kicked and stamped on witness Meiklem’s head several times as he lay on the ground.”
Wilson, 16, of Mossgiel Crescent, admitted assaulting Owen Meiklem to his severe injury in St Martin’s Drive, on March 8 last year.
He also admitted assaulting Nicola Forbes by punching her on the head to her injury.