Man admits shaking and bruising four-month old baby boy

Jamie Duncan, 26, grabbed the baby and failed to support him.

Court: Duncan was told he was 'close to receiving a custodial sentence' (file pic).<img class=”resp-img__image” src=”http://ift.tt/2bQiv4e” />
Court: Duncan was told he was ‘close to receiving a custodial sentence’ (file pic). STV

A man who admitted shaking a four-month-baby and bruising him has been ordered to carry out unpaid work in the community.
Jamie Duncan, 26, was looking after the child when he grabbed him and failed to support his head.
The baby’s mother later noticed a bruise on his chest, under his right ribcage, and Duncan admitted to her what he had done.
At Glasgow Sheriff Court, he pleaded guilty to assaulting the baby on May 21, 2014 at a house in Thornliebank in the south side of Glasgow.
Sheriff Linda Ruxton handed Duncan, who appeared from custody, a community payback order with the condition that he carries out 200 hours of unpaid work.


She said: “You are close to receiving a custodial sentence not just in relation to the gravity of the offence, which is shaking a very young baby and causing the baby’s injury, it is because of your record.”
Defence lawyer Jim Irvine told the court: “He accepts the charge, he accepts his conduct towards the child was too rough.”
The lawyer added he admitted to the child’s mother that he had grabbed her baby and not supported his head which caused him to fall.
The police were contacted a couple of days after the injury was spotted.

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