A VALE teenager who left a man scarred for life after glassing him on the head at a Balloch pub has been spared jail.

But Lewis Morgan will have to pay his victim £1,000 in compensation for the attack.

The 19-year-old appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court for sentencing last week after pleading guilty last month to carrying out the assault at the Glenroy Bar, within the town's Lomond Park Hotel, on May 22 last year.

The victim of the attack was left badly injured and with a permanent scar on his forehead after the unprovoked assault.

A previous court hearing was told Morgan and a group of his friends had been in the bar drinking for some time, and were "drunk and hyper, jumping about and stamping their feet".

The victim had gone to the bar with a colleague for a few drinks after finishing work.

Morgan was described as being "in [his victim]'s face", holding two glass tumblers in his left hand, and that the victim had grabbed Morgan's hand after the thug lunged towards him.

Morgan then smashed the two glass tumblers on the other man's head before leaving the scene, while the victim received treatment at the Vale of Leven Hospital's minor injuries unit.

Police went to Morgan's home in Kirstie Place, where they found a driving licence in the accused's name lying in the common close, apparently smeared with blood.

Morgan was found inside the property, along with blood-stained clothing, while Morgan himself was seen to have cuts to his left hand.

The victim of the attack was left with a scar two and a half inches long on the right side of his forehead, along with four minor lacerations to his face.

At the sentencing hearing on February 18, Morgan, who works full-time and is a first offender, was ordered to carry out 210 hours of unpaid work within 12 months as a punishment for the attack, in addition to paying the four-figure sum in compensation.

He was also told he would be supervised by a social worker for 18 months.