Thug jailed over assault

A MAN who assaulted another man whom he suspected of hitting a woman has been jailed for 485 days.

Michael Beattie, 31, repeatedly punched Steffan Robertson at an address in Greendykes Road in September 2011.

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Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard that Beattie attacked Mr Robertson after hearing rumours from pals that he had struck a female.

Beattie, who has previous convictions for violence, left Robertson with “severe” facial bruising and a fractured left eye socket. He pleaded guilty to a serious assault charge yesterday.