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Stonehaven baseball bat assault man jailed

A man who attacked a 13-year-old boy with a baseball bat in Stonehaven has been jailed.

Alexander Burke, 20, admitted the assault, which happened in August last year at Mineralwell Park, at the town's sheriff court.

The teenager needed an operation on his elbow followed by physiotherapy.

Sheriff Gordon Fleetwood sentenced traveller Burke, of East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, to nine months in detention for the attack.

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