A PENSIONER who assaulted a 14-year-old girl during a brawl in a park has been ordered to undergo unpaid work.
Robert Storrie flew into a rage at a local park on August 27, 2016, after seeing a man who he believed to be a paedophile.
The 65-year-old was visiting the park with his two dogs when he approached a group of youths playing football.
After a brief conversation, he then made his way towards two men sitting on a park bench.
Storrie, of Tollcross Road, began shouting at one of the men and called him a “paedo” and a “beast” before punching him on the mouth and side of the head.
Teenagers in the park overheard the shouting and ran towards to scuffle in an attempt to bring it to an end.
A 14-year-old girl who had come over to stop the fight was struck by Storrie’s metal dog chain, causing a cut on her head.
Storrie appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court for sentencing after pleading guilty to acting in a threatening and abusive manner, punching a man on the face and striking a 14-year-old girl.
His defence agent told the court that his client had no intention of hurting the young girl and was upset by his actions because he is friends with her grandfather.
Sheriff Gilroy ordered the accused to undergo 100 hours of unpaid work in the space of four months.
He will also be under the supervision of a social worker for 18 months.