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Aviemore chef took a bite of stranger's arm


By Ali Morrison

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A drunken chef has been fined after biting a man on his way home from a drinking session.

Lewis Wilk (23) sunk his teeth in the forearm of stranger Neil Thain-Gray after a day out.

Wilk, from Aviemore, had initially approached another man – Ronald Thain (70) - as he was trying to get into a car, Inverness Sheriff Court was told.

After the man got in the vehicle, Wilk then persisted trying to speak to him through the window of the driver's door.

The court heard another man – Neil Thain-Gray – intervened after Wilk was seeing acting in an aggressive manner

Fiscal depute Naomi Duffy Welsh said: “It was around 8.30pm on Saturday night.

“Mr Thain attempted to drive off but Mr Wilk became more aggressive.

“Police are then called to attend.

"Mr Thain Gray was found to have been bitten."

Wilk, of Clan Court, admitted carrying out the assault and behaving in a threatening and abusive manner during the incident on June 26, 2021, in the town's Strathspey Avenue.

He repeatedly shout, swore and struggled with the first man.

He also admitted struggling violently with the other man causing both of them to fall to the ground as well as biting him on his left forearm.

Sheriff Sara Matheson said: “This is a very serious matter given that it involved a bite.”

Wilk was fined £640 yesterday at the city court.


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