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Glencoe man who assaulted bus driver escapes jail term

A GLENCOE man who assaulted a bus driver in a dispute over a mobile phone narrowly escaped a jail term this week when he appeared for sentencing at Fort William Sheriff Court.

After a trial last month, Paul Farrell was found guilty of assaulting a bus driver in an attack in January in which the victim feared his eye was going to be gouged out.

Farrell, 47, of Carnoch, Glencoe, had claimed he acted in self defence in the altercation at Fort William bus station, triggered after he had refused to stop using his phone to video other passengers and bus company employees.

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