A YOUNG Kilwinning man who left his step-dad requiring stitches to his head after battering him with an airsoft pistol has been let off by a court after a sheriff said he was satisfied the attack was “a one-off”.

Jordan Housam had been charged with assault following the incident at his home in Wood Crescent on March 20, 2020.

Sentence had been deferred since September for the 21-year-old to be of good behaviour, and at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court earlier this month he was admonished and dismissed.

The March 15 hearing was told that Housam repeatedly struck his step-father on the head with the weapon after an argument. He also repeatedly punched the man on the head and body all to his severe injury. The victim suffered a one-inch laceration to the back of his head and received three stitches.

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Deciding not to punish Housam, Sheriff Michael Hanlon told him: “This was a really nasty thing to do and it was the wrong action to take.

“However, I am satisfied this was a one-off.

“Don’t do it again. In the nicest way I don’t want to see you again.”

Housam was admonished and dismissed.