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Man jailed for air pistol attack in Aberdeen

A man who left his Aberdeen neighbour with a plastic pellet permanently lodged in his head after attacking him with a BB gun has been jailed.

Patryk Trocki shot Grzegorz Platt repeatedly in the head with the air pistol during the attack.

It happened on the city's Printfield Walk on New Year's Day.

Trocki, 37, was jailed for 16 months after admitting assault to severe injury when he appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.

Mr Platt was shot while standing at his front door with his 10-year-old son, who thought his father might die.

'Difficult to understand'

The victim needed to have several pieces of plastic surgically removed from his face but one of the pellets had to be left.

Fiscal depute Stephanie Ross previously told the court that Trocki had turned up at his victim's house after the pair argued during a phone call.

When Mr Platt came to the door, he was shot six times by his neighbour.

Defence lawyer Charles Benzies said his client accepted that it must have been a "traumatic experience" for his victim, and his son who witnessed the attack.

Sheriff Graeme Napier told Trocki: "I find it difficult to understand your behaviour.

"But then that can be said for a lot of accused who appear in front of me."

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