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Woman assaulted at Inverness house party

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AN unemployed former hotel worker assaulted a woman at a house party, a court has been told.

Inverness Sheriff Court heard Aiden Macdonald (24) of the city’s Ashton Road, had been invited with a group of people to a house in Morvich Way on the evening of June 28.

Depute fiscal Michelle Molley said that at about 4.30am the following day comments were made by Macdonald about a woman’s family and his victim stepped in and asked him to stop his behaviour.

He then pushed her on the body and punched her in the face and nose, knocking her to the floor.

She had to receive stitches to her mouth at hospital.

Macdonald admitted a charge of assault.

Defence solicitor Rory Gowans said Macdonald apologised profusely for his conduct but could recall very little about the incident.

Sheriff David Sutherland placed Macdonald under social work supervision for a year. He also ordered him to pay £500 compensation and carry out 120 hours of unpaid work.

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