A businessman who battered a former school friend in a vicious assault has been ordered to pay his victim £1000 in compensation.
Mark Moores launched an unprovoked attack on David Hill after they met in a bar in Broughty Ferry last December.
Mr Hill suffered two fractures to his arm after being punched and kicked in the street outside.
Moores, who runs M&M Plumbing and Heating Supplies, was recognised by Mr Hill who had gone over for a chat.
Minutes later Mr Hill had gone to the toilet, before waving at Moores as he exited the pub.
Moores then followed Mr Hill into the street and launched his assault, leaving Mr Hill with two broken bones.
Fiscal depute Carol Whyte told Dundee Sheriff Court: "The accused pushed Mr Hill to the ground and as he lay in the middle of the street he punched and kicked him on the head and body a number of times.
"The accused was then restrained by a member of the public. Mr Hill felt pain on his left arm and found it difficult to get up.
"He got into a taxi and asked to be taken to Ninewells Hospital where an x-ray revealed two fractures in his arm to the ulna and radius. Mr Hill required emergency surgery on his broken arm and had a metal plate inserted."
Moores, 46, of School Road, Dundee, admitted assaulting David Hill to his severe injury in Brook Street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, on December 2 last year.
Defence lawyer Katie McCrimmond said: "He described what happened as a moment of madness and not something he ever intends repeating. He lives with his wife and two children who are providing him with lots of support."
Sheriff Tom Hughes ordered Moores to carry out 200 hours community service and pay £1000 to Mr Hill.
He said: "This is a very serious matter. You have come so close to being given a custodial sentence here."
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