A Glasgow man is awaiting his fate after being convicted of preying on a 15-year-old girl at a takeaway in New Cumnock.

Abdullah Al Mishal was found guilty of two charges of sexual assaults on the girl at Kings fish and chip shop in Castle following a trial at Ayr Sheriff Court.

The 44-year-old was convicted of sexually assaulting the girl on numerous occasions between September 1 and November 29, 2022, when the victim was aged 15 and 16.

Al Mishal, of Benthall Street, Glasgow, was found to have repeatedly touched her breasts and repeatedly touched her on the body.  

He was found guilty of a second charge of sexually assaulting a woman at the same premises from February 1 and November 29 last year by repeatedly touching her on the breasts. 

Al Mishal, who required the services of an Arabic translator, returned to Ayr Sheriff Court for sentencing last week [Thursday, October 12] - but the presiding sheriff was unable to pass sentence.

Defence solicitor Hugh Duncan told a brief court hearing: "Unfortunately the required supplementary social work report was not available."

Sheriff Anthony McGlennan, who appeared via a video link from Stranraer Sheriff Court after the trial, deferred sentencing again until next month.

Bail was continued, and Al Mishal remains subject to the sex offender notification requirements after being put on the register folowing the guilty verdict.