A man branded a “wild animal” by a sheriff after foaming at the mouth while he brutally attacked a man, pinned him to the floor then sliced his face open by biting it has been jailed.
Andrew Rutherford launched the unprovoked attack on Ross Burns as he tried to care for a female friend who had fallen asleep because she was too drunk.
Crazed Rutherford accused Mr Burns of spiking her drink before violently attacking him in an attack captured in an “horrific” two minute CCTV film.
A sheriff told Rutherford he had acted “like a wild animal” and told him he faces jail.
Fiscal depute Eilidh Robertson showed Dundee Sheriff Court footage taken on a CCTV camera at the bar at Buskers in Dundee city centre.
It showed Rutherford jumping back and forward as he hurled abuse at Mr Burns – before launching himself at him and repeatedly punching him on the face and shoving him to the ground.
Rutherford, 24, of Drumlithie Place, Dundee, pleaded guilty on indictment to a charge of assault committed on September 24 last year at Buskers Bar in Ward Road, Dundee.
Sheriff Elizabeth Munro jailed Rutherford for 18 months.