Man broke colleague's jaw in row over work ethic at Morton's Rolls

David McDougall attacked the man in a locker room following an argument over the victim's work ethic at the bakery.

David McDougall broke colleague’s jaw in row over work ethic at Morton’s Rolls in Drumchapel Mortons Rolls via Facebook

A man broke his colleague’s jaw following a row over his work ethic at a bakery in Glasgow.

David McDougall, 33, turned on his victim at Morton’s Rolls in Drumchapel on July 19 2022.

McDougall initially argued with the man due to his work ethic.

He later apologised to him in the locker room but was met with a negative response.

This lead to McDougall punching his victim which caused him to stumble back against a locker.

The man suffered a broken jaw in two places and required to be fitted with a metal plate.

McDougall pled guilty on Tuesday at Glasgow Sheriff Court to assaulting the man to his severe injury.

The court heard McDougall, of Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, started his shift at Morton’s Rolls with his victim and another man.

Prosecutor Lauren Sangray said: “Through the shift, [the victim] and McDougall began arguing.

“During this, McDougall questioned [the man’s] work ethic and asked him ‘where the f*** have you been?'”

After the shift, the pair entered the locker room where McDougall apologised for his earlier outburst.

The man replied: “I don’t want your apology, p****.”

Ms Sangray added: “McDougall went towards him and punched him once on the left side of his face causing him to stumble back into a locker.

“Neither men said anything to each other and they all left.”

The man attended hospital later that day where he was found to have broken his jaw in two places.

Ms Sangray said: “He required two metal plates to be fixed in his jaw.

“He remained in hospital and was discharged two days later.”

Sentence was deferred pending background reports by Sheriff Andrew Cubie until next month.

The sheriff said: “You will appreciate you have two previous convictions for assaults to severe injury – we are talking some time since that happened.

“I cannot overlook that you have pled guilty to another assault to severe injury.

“I will continue your bail for background reports but you should be aware all options remain open due to your record and the nature of the injury.”

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