Two teenage boys who bottled a young man so severely at Troon beach, he had to leave education, have dodged detention after the savage assault.

Ryan Wilson and Hayden Gilroy admitted assaulting the victim while acting along with others when they were aged 17 on the South Beach Esplanade back in July 17, 2021.

Now aged 19, the pair were told they should be "utterly ashamed of themselves" when they returned to the Ayrshire coast at Ayr Sheriff Court in relation to the savage assault, which was filmed.

They admitted striking the victim on the head and repeatedly kicking him on the head and body.

He was then struck on the head with a bottle, to his severe injury.

Defence solicitor for Wilson, of Shettleston Road, Glasgow, Donna Maitland said: “Mr Wilson is unemployed but not through lack of trying.

“He has had the case hanging over him and it’s had an effect on achieving employment.”

Despite the offence meeting the detention threshold, she added a non-custodial sentence would benefit society.

The defence solicitor for Gilroy, of Inzievar Terrace, Glasgow, said: “He appreciates fully the seriousness of the matter he has pleaded guilty to.

"He acknowledges this must have been a horrific experience for the complainer.

"He accepts also that conducting himself in this type of way can easily attract a custodial sentence, however I would ask you to take consideration of his age and level of maturity."

Sheriff Mhairi MacTaggart said: “What you did on July 17 was just appalling behaviour.

“You had come down for a pleasant day in Troon; so did he, thereafter an unprovoked attack with a bottle.

“He had to leave school. He was left terrified. You should be utterly ashamed of yourselves."

After both replied that they were, Sheriff Mactaggrt said: “Because your ages are such, I am duty bound to regard sentencing guidelines, that tell me you don’t yet have a brain that is fully developed.

“You not only assaulted him with a bottle, but filmed it.

“You are very lucky not to be in detention today.”

Both were placed on a community payback order with supervision, for 30 months. They will also have to complete 160 hours of unpaid work and will be tagged to remain at home from 8pm-7am.