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Man jailed for breaking father's jaw at Forfar factory

Dundee Sheriff Court
Image caption Dundee Sheriff Court was told Graham Orrock had a "turbulent relationship" with his father

A man who attacked his father in his workplace and broke his jaw has been jailed for 32 months.

Graham Orrock Sr was left with a plate in his jaw and placed on a liquid diet for six weeks after being attacked by son Graham Jr.

A court heard that Orrock was asked to leave the Forfar textile factory after demanding his father top up his electricity meter.

He returned minutes later and began "bawling and shouting".

Orrock had previously served a six-year prison term for attacking a pensioner with his own walking stick.

Depute fiscal Eilidh Robertson told Dundee Sheriff Court that Orrock had punched his father four times in the face.

'Turbulent relationship'

She said: "One of the complainer's colleagues told the police that the punches were 'really hard'.

"Another employee stepped in and separated the accused from his father.

"The accused was asked once more by his father to leave the locus, and this time he agreed."

Orrock, 29, a prisoner at HMP Perth, admitted a charge of assault to severe injury on 19 August.

Defence solicitor Grant Bruce said: "He's under no illusions and he knows the only disposal is a custodial sentence.

"He and his father have had a turbulent relationship but he did not set out that day to hurt his father.

"He was shocked by his own actions."

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