A MORAY male attacked a man with a boulder only weeks after being released from jail following a brutal knife attack.
Daniel McArthur (22) was given a further two-year prison sentence at Elgin Sheriff Court yesterday (Thursday) after pleading guilty on indictment to an assault to the danger of his victim’s life on New Elgin Road, Elgin, earlier this year.
McArthur, a prisoner on remand in Inverness, admitted repeatedly striking his victim on the head with a boulder on May 28, knocking him to the ground and kicking him on the head and body, and throwing the boulder at him, all to his severe injury, permanent disfigurement and danger of life.
Only two months earlier, McArthur had been released on licence from a separate assault on a man in Blackburn, Aberdeenshire, where he cut his victim with a knife during a drugs deal.
Initially jailed for three-and-a-half years at the High Court in March last year, he was allowed out early to serve a licence period of his sentence.
But after admitting his New Elgin assault this year, McArthur was remanded and his case recalled to the High Court, where he was ordered to serve the remaining licence period of his sentence behind bars until December 31, 2013.
Following yesterday’s conviction, he will now serve a further two-year sentence after that date.
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