Film star Dougray Scott has expressed relief after a friend and
fellow actor was found not guilty of assaulting a press photographer.
Dougray Scot in a scene from Enigma
Mr Scott was speaking after the trial of Iain Robertson, 22, who had
been accused of punching Andrew Milligan at a film set in Stirling.
The magistrate said he was convinced there had been an incident in December 2002.
But he found that an intention of assault had not been proven and found Mr Robertson not guilty.
Mr Scott accused Mr Milligan of using "aggressive behaviour" to get pictures outside a film set in Stirling.
He said that fellow actor Mr Robertson, 22, had done nothing more than put his hat over the lens of Mr Milligan's camera.
Mr Scott, 38, said Mr Milligan was "rude" in his attempts to get photos of the
cast of his latest movie, The Bums Rush, now re-named One Last Chance, which
will premier at the UGC in Glasgow on 1 March.
"It was the right decision," Mr Scott said after the trial at Stirling District Court.
"I am just relieved for my good friend Iain. It was never a punch."
Outside the court, Mr Robertson said: "I'm going to smile from now on and let
them take their pictures.
"I think it was just ridiculous that this whole thing got this far and I am
just glad the justice of the peace came to the right decision."
Mr Milligan, who worked for News Flash Scotland press agency at the time,
complained to police alleging that Mr Robertson had punched him in the face as
he was taking his photograph.