` Man Who Throttled 12-year old Girl Until Unconscious Gets Unpaid Community Service of 200 Hours ‘

#AceUKNews – INVERNESS – April 24 – A man who throttled a 12-year-old girl until she collapsed unconscious has been ordered to carry out unpaid community work.

Paul Flint-Elkins, 20, of Inverness, assaulted the girl after she called him “chicken”, an earlier hearing at Inverness Sheriff Court was told.

The child was among a group of girls jumping between walls near Ashie Lane in Inverness in March last year.

Flint-Elkins said he could do the same before refusing a dare to do so.

Sheriff Margaret Neilson agreed with a submission by defence lawyer Duncan Henderson that Flint-Elkins could be dealt with by a community-based disposal.

He was ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid community work as an alternative to prison.

BBC News