Lasting scars for Speyside assault victim

Assault took place in a flat on The Square in Tomintoul
Assault took place in a flat on The Square in Tomintoul

A SPEYSIDE MAN who got into an argument with his flatmate that resulted in his hitting him over the head with a frying pan has a nervous month-long wait to learn his punishment.

Scott Graham, 43, admitted striking out at his partner when he returned home to their flat in The Square, Tomintoul from work to find a party if full swing.

Elgin Sheriff Court heard that Graham was unhappy that a party guest had removed a chair from his room – an argument followed and the accused struck his flatmate, Stuart Bailey, with a glass cafetiere and a frying pan to his permanent disfigurement.

Fiscal Kevin Corrins told the court that Graham became aggressive towards the party guests, shouting and swearing at them. It was during an ensuing struggle with Mr Bailey, who tried to reason with his flatmate, was struck.

Paramedics were called to the flat to treat wounds that were later confirmed by a GP would leave ‘lasting scars’.

Graham, who has moved to Cambridge since the incident in May last year, will learn his fate when sentence is passed next month after it was deferred to allow time for background reports to be prepared.