May 25 2011 by Court Reporter, Stirling Observer Wednesday
A MAN had two teeth knocked out during a vicious assault at Stirling University, a court heard this week.
Callum Asher (19) headbutted the other man as he and some friends made their way home on September 30 last year after a night out on the campus.
Stirling Sheriff Court was told on Monday that Asher also punched another one of the men during the same incident.
Fiscal depute Sonia Kalkat said: “The witnesses were within the Union bar of Stirling University. They had all consumed alcohol throughout the evening.
“Around 12.30am the three witnesses were returning from the Union bar over the bridge towards their halls of residence.
“The witnesses briefly spoke with the accused and words were exchanged between them at that point.
“Thereafter, without warning, the accused lunged forward, head-butting the witness to the mouth.”
Asher also punched the man on the head.
As well as losing two teeth in the attack, the victim sustained cuts to his lip.
Asher then struck one of the other men “approximately two to three times” to his head.
Ms Kalkat said that the man who lost his teeth attended at Stirling Royal Infirmary where he was also seen to have bruising to his right eye and tenderness to his cheek.
The other man assaulted did not require medical treatment.
Police were contacted following the assault and the court was told that Asher attended at Stirling police office on October 6. He made no reply to caution and charge.
Asher, of Cavendish Avenue, Perth, pleaded guilty to the two assaults.
Sheriff Wyllie Robertson adjourned the case for the preparation of reports until June 15.