Thug launches “gratuitous” attack on man he thought had groped him

By Cara Sulieman

A THUG  launched a “gratuitous” attack on another man because he thought he had been groped by his victim earlier in the evening.

Stephen De Veres, 23, was on his way home from drinking with a friend when he spotted Tony Singh walking in front of him.

Thinking he was the same person who had grabbed his bottom in a club earlier that night, De Veres started shouting homophobic names at Mr Singh before following him up an alleyway and attacking him.

Today at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, De Veres pled guilty to assaulting Mr Singh to his injury during the incident on July 23 this year.

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