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Beanfeast bottle assault

A YOUNG Shetland man has been warned he could face jail after striking a fellow reveller over the head with a glass bottle at a Beanfeast after party.

The 17 year old admitted the assault that took place at the Ness Boating Club in Dunrossness on 19 December when he appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie said the teenager had attended the annual end-of-year Anderson High School event even though he was not a pupil at the school.

A verbal argument with another young man turned violent when the accused picked up a bottle and hit his victim on the head.

The fiscal said the youngster immediately fell to the ground, only to be struck again with the bottle.

The fight ended when other partygoers intervened, but the victim was left with a “serious” laceration and a small permanent scar.

Sheriff Philip Mann warned the accused there was a possibility of a custodial sentence and adjourned the case for background reports until 17 February.

As part of his bail conditions, the man must not approach or contact the complainer.

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