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Jealous attack costs man fine

A MAN who lost his temper and attacked his ex-partner’s new boyfriend has been fined at Lerwick Sheriff Court.

Ian Pottinger of Parkview, Sandwick, admitted punching the man repeatedly on the head and body to his injury, when he appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

The court heard that on 19 November Pottinger had turned up at the house of his ex-partner with whom he had separated in July and seen the man’s car parked outside the house triggering his rage.

According to procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie Pottinger, a 30-year-old merchant seaman, had gone into the house and “assaulted the complainer without any preamble” which “ came as a significant shock to the complainer”.

The complainer and Pottinger’s ex managed to get him out of the house, but the complainer had sustained an injury slightly above his left eye.

Tommy Allan, defending, said that Pottinger had been in a relationship with the woman for five-and-a-half years and they had a young child. Pottinger, he said, had been suffering depression since the break up and appreciated what he had done was the wrong way to sort out the situation.

Sheriff Ian Cruickshank fined Pottinger £400.

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