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Inverness man facing jail sentence over home assault

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A 24-YEAR-OLD Inverness man is facing a jail sentence after a vicious assault by him and an accomplice.

Brandon Denoon, of Mackay Road, appeared at Inverness Sheriff Court and admitted assaulting David Foster to his severe injury and permanent disfigurement in his home in Inverness on April 24, 2021.

He had been on bail for the offence but Sheriff Gordon Fleetwood revoked his bail, called for a background report and remanded him in custody, saying: “After hearing the narrative, I find it hard to see any other disposal but a custodial sentence here.”

Fiscal depute David Morton had told the court that Foster was left with four deep cuts to his head which have left scars.

The court heard that the other man was the principal attacker but Denoon had struck Mr Foster several times, including with a pole or other similar weapon.

“Mr Foster’s head was gushing with blood,” Mr Morton added. “He now suffers daily headaches.”

Defence solicitor Marc Dickson said of his client: “Alcohol has been a problem for him.”

He reserved further comments until sentencing on April 26.

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