Man ordered to pay victim compensation after breaking his jaw in work row

David McDougall, 33, punched his victim at Morton's Rolls bakery in Glasgow's Drumchapel on July 19 2022.

Man who broke colleague’s jaw in row over work ethic at Morton’s Rolls bakery ordered to pay compensation Mortons Rolls via Facebook

A man who broke a colleague’s jaw after a row over his work ethic has been ordered to pay him £1,200 in compensation.

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

McDougall initially argued with the man about his attitude to the job.

He later apologised 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 at Glasgow Sheriff Court to assaulting the man to his severe injury.

McDougall, of Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, was ordered to do 240 hours of unpaid work.

He was also put under supervision for 12 months as well as given the compensation order.

The court earlier heard McDougall started his shift at Morton’s Rolls with the victim and another man.

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

“During this, McDougall questioned [the victim’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 victim 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.”

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