Two teenagers who carried out a violent robbery on a man have had their sentence further deferred.
The pair, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were previously found guilty of smashing a rock over the back of Mark Coats’ head before demanding money from him at Tesco, South Road, on November 26 last year.
But the thugs, aged 16 and 17, only managed to make off with 35p and a case of Bud Light beer.
The court heard one of the boys later told police that violent “drill” rap songs they had been listening to were the “inspiration” for the crime.
Solicitors Paul Parker-Smith and Douglas McConnell said their clients were anxious to have the case dealt with.
Sheriff Alastair Brown deferred sentence until February 8 to obtain a mental health assessment for one of the boys.
The boys’ victim Mark Coats previously told the Tele the attack led to him suffering from anxiety and was later diagnosed with PTSD.