A man, who stamped on another man’s head outside a Dundee primary school, has been ordered to pay his victim £1,000 compensation.
Mark Gorthy, 31, of Anton Drive, was also placed on a curfew, ordered to carry out 300 hours of unpaid work, and placed under 12 months of supervision at the sheriff court after admitting assault.
Gorthy carried out the attack near the front door of Camperdown Primary as he dropped off his daughter for her first day at school.
Gorthy’s ex-partner — the mother of his daughter — was also there, with her new fiancé, Mr Wallace.
Fiscal depute Eilidh Robertson told the court Gorthy threatened Mr Wallace twice at the school before launching his attack just five feet from the front door.
The fiscal said: “The accused approached Mr Wallace, who was holding on to a buggy with a baby in it, and punched him once on the face, which immediately knocked him to the ground, rendering him unconscious.
“While on the ground, the accused stamped on Mr Wallace’s head. This was in full view of a number of parents and small children, who became very distressed.
“Mr Wallace was unconscious for a short time only but remained lying on the ground, bleeding quite significantly from his nose for around two minutes.”
Mr Wallace was taken to Ninewells Hospital and treated for a broken nose as well as cuts, bruises and swelling on his face.
Solicitor Jim Laverty, defending, said: “Gorthy accepts he lost control in the circumstances and can’t believe he behaved in the way he did, where he did.”
Gorthy admitted assaulting Scott Wallace by punching him on the face, rendering him unconscious, and thereafter stamping on his head to his severe injury, disfigurement and impairment, at Camperdown Primary School, Buttars Street, on August 18 last year.
Sheriff Drummond said: “This was a very serious assault. You punched him, rendering him unconscious, then stamped on his head.”