AN ARROCHAR man bludgeoned a council colleague with a golf club during an argument at work.

Kenneth Brown’s victim was left badly injured and permanently scarred as a result of the attack earlier this year.

The 52-year-old was warned that he faced a prison sentence when he appeared in court last week.

Brown, of Craigard, Arrochar, appeared before Sheriff William Gallacher at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on September 5, when he pleaded guilty to assaulting his colleague, knocking him to the ground and causing him severe injury and disfigurement.

The court heard that the incident happened on February 1 on a footpath near Redburn, Alexandria.

Both men were in the course of their employment with West Dunbartonshire Council when the incident happened.

Prosecutor Claire Nicholls told the court Brown had been mocking his victim in the course of their work, and that after lunch the complainer decided he was leaving.

“An argument ensued,” Ms Nicholl continued.

“Brown followed [the complainer] and hit him over the head with a golf club.

"He struck him on the forehead causing him to fall to the ground.

“He was taken to Vale of Leven Hospital where he received four stitches which will cause permanent scarring.

“On March 20 Brown went to Clydebank police office where he was interviewed and charged. He appeared in private at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on April 11 and was released on bail.”

Brown’s lawyers placed two testimonials from employers before the court at last Wednesday’s hearing.

Sheriff Gallacher told Brown: “This was an unpleasant and serious matter. I will consider all options.

“Striking a person on the head with a golf club could have had serious consequences.”

Sentence was deferred until September 28 to obtain a full background report from social workers. Brown’s bail was continued.