Dundee man jailed for punching thief who broke into his home

Alexander Street
Alexander Street

David Hosie, 36, of no fixed abode, was jailed for 160 days after admitting assault to injury.

Hosie admitted assaulting Allan Spink by striking him on the face, to his injury, at Alexander Street, on Tuesday.

The court heard Spink was previously convicted of breaking into Hosie’s home and stealing, and this was the first time the pair had met since, by chance.

Two witnesses held Hosie back but he broke free and punched Spink’s face, leaving him with a cut.