Oct 28 2011 by Stephen Robertson, Stirling Observer Friday
A MAN who assaulted a woman in Stirling then later claimed he couldn’t remember doing it was this week ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work for the attack.
Sonny Lennox (21) swept the legs away from the woman before punching her about the head and body after she fell to the ground.
The incident took place in Keir Avenue at around 6pm on March 24 this year after the woman had gone outside to ask a group of youths to keep the noise down.
Stirling Sheriff Court heard on Lennox’s last appearance that he had been drunk at the time of the incident. On being cautioned and charged he also told police “I can’t remember it happening”.
Lennox, of Springfield Court, Dunblane, later admitted the assault and sentence was deferred until this week for reports.
In court on Wednesday, solicitor Ken Dalling said that Lennox had effectively lost his job as a result of the incident and was now on benefits.
He added: “Mr Lennox has already paid a real price for his behaviour in March of this year.”
Sentencing, Sheriff William Gilchrist said: “To assault someone that was simply asking you to keep the noise down is serious. What was concerning was that you were so intoxicated that you behaved in this way.
“I am told from the report that you are reducing your alcohol intake significantly but, in my view, a period of supervision would be of benefit to you.”
Sheriff Gilchrist imposed a community payback order with a 12 month supervision requirement and 100 hours of unpaid work.