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Moray teenager sentenced for assault at Elgin pub

By Ali Morrison

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AN Elgin teenager has been sentenced for assaulting a member of staff outside a popular Elgin pub.

Elgin Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court. Picture: Daniel Forsyth
Elgin Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court. Picture: Daniel Forsyth

George Stewart (18) was on bail when he attacked the man outside of The Granary pub.

Procurator Fiscal Sharon Ralph said the teenager had been drinking in the bar, on Thunderton Place and had been asked to calm down by staff, who had noticed him getting 'rowdy'.

Stewart then left the bar, but later returned and began to act aggressively outside of the bar.

He then threw a punch to the side of the staff member's head and pushed him, causing him to strike his head on a metal sign, before being dragged away my his friends.

The teenager, who had plead guilty to two other assaults on Elgin High Street the previous day, also admitted to breaching curfew by cutting off his electronic monitoring tag.

Defence Solicitor Grant Daglish said: "He has no memory of the assault and accepts it was stupid getting to that level of drunkenness. This is his first time in custody and it has been a real wakeup call."

Sheriff David Harvie sentenced Stewart to 100 hours of unpaid work, to be completed within the next six months.

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