Dad battered man who supposedly slashed his son in Langlees attack

A dad – a barber by trade – used his fists to cut the man who allegedly stabbed his son down to size.

Simon McDougall (40), who had been calmly sitting in his car waiting to pick up his son, saw red when he noticed the man present in the same street – a man who McDougall believed to be responsible for stabbing his son.

He got out of his car and attacked the man.

McDougall, a freelance barber, appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Thursday having pled guilty to the assault he committed in Seaforth Road, Langlees, on June 15.

McDougall appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Thursday

Procurator fiscal depute Eilidh Smith said: “It was 4.30pm and the witnesses were at home, preparing to leave when they saw a car parked across the road which they found familiar.

“The accused approached the witness and punched him to the face and body, resulting in him suffering a cut to his left eye.”

The court heard McDougall’s son’s girlfriend lives in the street and he had been sitting in the car waiting to pick up his son.

It was stated he was “shocked” to see the complainer – the man who had allegedly stabbed McDougall’s son – but accepted he should not have acted in the manner he did.

Sheriff Derek Hamliton said: “You have a significant record, but you have not been in trouble for 17 years.”

He deferred sentence on McDougall, 99c Fintryside, Dundee, for six months to see if he could be of good behaviour in that time.