Galashiels 36-year-old admits assaulting pal in Jedburgh and leaving him scarred for life

A 36-year-old man has been ordered to behave himself for the next six months after admitting assaulting a friend to his permanent disfigurement.

Bongate in Jedburgh.
Bongate in Jedburgh.

Logan Mackenzie has been in custody for the last four months after attacking the man in Bongate in Jedburgh on December 27.

His victim suffered a three-centimetre cut to his cheek, expected to leave a scar.

Selkirk Sheriff Court was told that Mackenzie’s partner had died from pneumonia just before Christmas and he fell out with his friend after catching him going through her drawers and cupboards.

Defence lawyer Ross Dow said: “This happened when his emotions were extremely high.

“He had just lost his partner and his head was elsewhere at the time.”

Mackenzie was unable to attend his partner’s funeral after being locked up following that street assault.

Sheriff Peter Paterson said he took into account the length of time Mackenzie, of King Street in Galashiels, had spent in custody in relation to the matter by deferring sentence for six months for good behaviour.

However, he warned Mackenzie there would be consequences if he gets into any further trouble in the meantime.

The sheriff told MacKenzie, speaking via videolink to Edinburgh’s Saughton Prison: “This is a serious matter.”

The case will recall on Tuesday, September 22.