A MAN who carried out an assault while holding a hammer in Musselburgh has been ordered to carry out unpaid work.

Michael Stewart, from Dalkeith, presented the blunt work tool towards Jordan Dickson within a car at Inveresk Road last January.

During the incident, Stewart, 29, also made Mr Dickson exit the vehicle the pair were travelling in while it was in motion, to the danger of his life.

Stewart admitted an amended charge when he appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last month and was back last Wednesday for sentencing. Sheriff Nigel Ross told Stewart to 225 hours of unpaid work.

Stewart admitted assaulting Jordan Dickson by presenting a hammer at him, causing him to leave a vehicle while it was in motion to his injury and danger of his life at Inveresk Road, Musselburgh, on January 10 last year. A claim Stewart had repeatedly struck his victim to the head and body with the hammer was deleted from the charge.