‘Revenge’ kick in face broke false teeth

Kieran Harvey was fined at Livingston Sheriff Court. Picture: Comp
Kieran Harvey was fined at Livingston Sheriff Court. Picture: Comp
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A THUG smashed a man’s false teeth by kicking him in the face in a “revenge” attack.

Kieran Harvey, 21, claimed he lost his temper because he had been knocked unconscious by his victim in an
earlier incident.

Livingston Sheriff Court heard that when he met up with his alleged attacker at a taxi rank in Bathgate, he broke two of the man’s dentures
before being chased and arrested by police.

Harvey, of Addiewell, yesterday pleaded guilty to an assault charge. He admitted knocking Russell Neilson to the ground and kicking him on the head on December 15 last year.

Gerry Bann, defending, alleged that Mr Neilson had attacked Harvey at a petrol station shop earlier that day.

He added: “My client accepts that he saw red and, in anger, lashed out at the complainer and punched him in the face. As he fell backwards my client kicked out and he accepts that he connected with his face.”

Sheriff Alison Stirling fined Harvey £200, and said: “I don’t think a compensation order is appropriate.”