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Aberdeen baby attack man Nathan Allen's attitude of 'great concern'

Nathan Allen
Image caption Nathan Allen will be back in court in December

The attitude of a man convicted of attacking and injuring a newborn baby in Aberdeen was of "great concern", a sheriff has said.

Nathan Allen, 21, was earlier convicted of assaulting the three-week-old girl.

The infant suffered a brain haemorrhage, a broken ankle and bruising in November last year.

Allen was due to be sentenced at Aberdeen Sheriff Court, but the case was further deferred for a psychological report.

Sheriff Annella Cowan said background reports previously ordered by the court indicated that he still did not accept any responsibility for the crime.

And she added that Allen did not seem to realise how serious the situation was for the child involved.

Sheriff Cowan said that his attitude disclosed in the social work reports was a matter of great concern to her.

Allen was bailed until his next appearance at Aberdeen Sheriff Court in December.

Sheriff Cowan told him: "You must not have any contact in any form with this child."

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