Victim kicked like football

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A TEENAGER repeatedly booted a man on the head as if he were taking penalty kicks.

John Stewart attacked Kenneth Smetherman, 45, because his victim had tried to break up a drunken fight outside a takeaway in Linlithgow on April 9 last year.

Livingston Sheriff Court heard that Mr Smetherman is scarred for life.

Branded “a danger to the public”, Stewart, 19, of Falkirk, was sentenced to 15 months’ detention yesterday.