A MAN was headbutted during a homophobic attack by a man who had been on a week-long “debauched drug abuse” session.

Peter Renton headbutted victim Aaron Boyle during an incident at Wemyss House, Port Seton.

Renton and Mr Boyle had been staying at the property when violence erupted between them earlier this year.

Last Thursday, Edinburgh Sheriff Court was told that Renton, who appeared in the dock from custody, also called the man “a p***” during the attack, which left the victim with a sore face.

The court was told that Renton had been on a “debauched drug abuse” session lasting for a week.

Solicitor Mary Moultrie said that her 46-year-old client had made recent progress with his drug and alcohol intake but had spent a week taking drugs after he had received a large back payment of his benefits.

Ms Moultrie said that the money had now all gone and Renton had spent 28 days in custody due to his arrest over the attack.

The lawyer told the court that Renton, who currently stays with his mother at Lammermuir Crescent, Dunbar, had “little recollection of the events” and that he had “taken so many drugs I don’t think he knew what he was a doing at the time”.

The sheriff deferred sentence to May 28 and released Renton on bail with the special conditions that he does not enter Wemyss House and does not contact Mr Boyle.

Renton admitted assaulting Aaron Boyle by butting him to the head to his injury, with the offence aggravated by prejudice to homosexuality at Links Road, Port Seton, on January 24.