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Courts in Moray: Forres teenager broke victim's collar bone

By Ali Morrison

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Sheriff Eilidh MacDonald
Sheriff Eilidh MacDonald

A Moray teenager got involved in two fights within a couple of months, leaving one young victim with a broken collar bone.

Makenzie Hewitson of Bynack Place, Forres, admitted two charges of assault.

The first was committed on March 13, 2022 on a grassy area on Tytler Street.

Inverness Sheriff Court heard that Hewitson beckoned to a boy that he wanted to fight, then launched into an attack with his fists and feet.

Fiscal depute Susan Love said the boy was "slammed into the ground", which caused an intense pain in his shoulder.

He was then lifted up and again punched and kicked.

At first Hewitson denied being the assailant when questioned by the police.

The, when questioned again, he claimed to have acted in self-defence.

The second offence occurred at Elgin's Asda Filling Station on May 14 last year and involved Hewitson and two other youths.

Their victim was a 26-year-old man on a bicycle.

Ms Love stated that Hewitson challenged the man to fight.

While he attempted to cycle away, they then repeatedly threatened to knock him off his bike and take it.

Ms Love said: "As he tried to phone the police, he was repeatedly punched to the head. He managed to run away into Asda with Hewitson chasing him."

Sentence was deferred until July 10 for a background report and a restriction of liberty order assessment.

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