Two men are alleged to have broken into a pub before attacking a man with a bar stool and crowbar to the danger of his life.
Scott Henderson, 33, and Kevin Jackson, 20, appeared in private at Dundee Sheriff Court accused of assaulting Wayne O’Hare at the Boars Rock, Arbroath Road.
Henderson, of Cullen Place, and Jackson, of no fixed abode, are charged with breaking into the pub on November 30 and stealing alcohol, till monitors, till drawers and contents.
They are also charged with assaulting Mr O’Hare at the same location and on the same date, by punching him on the head, repeatedly striking him on the head and body with a crowbar and striking him on the head and body with a bar stool to his severe injury and to the danger of his life.
Both are further accused of using a pitchfork in a bid to open a padlock on a shutter and repeatedly attempting to push open shutters and doors to try to break into Scottish Blue Autocare, Douglas Road, with intent to steal on December 1.
Henderson and Jackson are also charged with using a pitchfork to try to force open the door of a coin box on a car wash machine, with intent to steal.
They are also accused of breaking into Mecca Bingo, Douglas Road, and stealing alcohol, a charity money box and contents, a quantity of tills and bottles of juice, also on December 1.
Along with co-accused Darren Jackson, 26, a prisoner at Perth, Henderson and Kevin Jackson are also charged with breaking into The Barn public house, Campfield Square, Barnhill, on November 26 and stealing a drawer containing cash, a cat litter tray containing cash, alcohol, a key, an ice bucket, an envelope and contents and another quantity of cash.
All three face a second charge of attempting to break into Lee’s Chinese takeaway, Campfield Square, Barnhill, by repeatedly striking the door with a spade or garden fork with intent to steal.
Kevin Jackson faces a further two charges of attempting to pervert the course of justice by running away from police on two occasions on the same date.
And Henderson faces three charges of failing to be at his home address during his curfew hours.
Henderson, Kevin Jackson and Darren Jackson made no plea and the case was continued for further inquiries. All three were remanded in custody.