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Victim suffers broken jaw in one-punch attack in Inverness street

By Ali Morrison

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Baron Taylor's Street. Picture: James Mackenzie
Baron Taylor's Street. Picture: James Mackenzie

An early morning verbal exchange outside an Inverness take-away began amicably but quickly turned into violence.

When 29-year-old Bartosz Piatek, of Dalneigh Road, Inverness was refused a hand-shake by the man he had been talking to in Baron Taylor's Street on January 7, 2023, he swung one punch.

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But Inverness Sheriff Court heard that the assault to severe injury which Piatek admitted was so powerful, it broke his victim's jaw.

Defence solicitor Marc Dickson told Sheriff Sara Matheson: "The disagreement arose when a shake of hands was refused. My client gave himself up to police on seeing a photo of himself on Facebook."

Piatek was ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work, remain under social work supervision for a year and he has to pay £1000 compensation.

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