Visitor’s expensive night out after assaults caught on camera
A violent visitor to Dunfermline, who assaulted a man and woman in the town street in an incident captured on CCTV, has avoided a jail term.
Offshore worker Daniel Mallet, from Country Durham, became involved in a street fight outside Life nightclub, which continued up Kirkgate.
Mallet (27), of Newton Aycliffe, returned to Dunfermline Sheriff Court for sentencing after previously being warned he faced jail but instead was hit by a £1850 financial penalty.
He had admitted that on 4th June at Kirkgate, Dunfermline, he assaulted a man under provocation by punching him on the head whereby he fell to the ground, kicked him on the body and punched him on the head to his injury.
He also admitted assaulting a woman by kicking her on the body to her injury.
Depute fiscal Alex Piper showed Dunfermline Sheriff Court the video of the incident which occurred at around 3.15am, starting outside the Life nightclub.
Mallet was seen attacking the first victim twice and then kicking the woman.
The court was told Mallett worked offshore as a rope access painter.
After seeing the CCTV, Sheriff Craig McSherry had told Mallet, “It’s my intention to impose a custodial sentence so I’m going to remand you in custody.” However, Mallet was released a few days later on appeal.
After reports were obtained, Sheriff McSherry fined Mallet £850. He was also ordered to pay £750 to his female victim and £250 to the male.