Yob turned his anger on cops after threat to ex
Threatened to smash windows after snub
A boozed-up Cairnhill yob who threatened his terrified expartner – and police officers – has been placed under supervision.
Thomas Murray’s alcohol-fuelled rants took place at a property on Nicol Street, Rawyards, on April 5.
He turned up at the house and after his former girlfriend ignored his pleas to come in, Murray, 31, threatened to smash her windows.
The petrified victim then called the police and when officers attended the scene, Murray turned his wrath on to them with a torrent of verbal abuse, including calling one male constable a “baldy p****”.
Murray, from Parnell Street, admitted behaving in a threatening and abusive manner and returned for sentencing at Airdrie Sheriff Court last week following a deferral for background reports.
The procurator fiscal described Murray’s foul- mouthed conduct on the day of the offence: “The complainer was in a relationship with the accused but they had separated 18 months prior to this incident.
“At 1.50am, the accused attended and knocked on the door; she didn’t answer as she thought it would be the accused.
“He began shouting and swearing repeatedly, saying, ‘do you want me to put your f****** door in?’ He also threatened to smash her windows.
“The complainer called the police at around 2am and the accused was then heard shouting, ‘that’s it, phone the f****** polis, that’ll make it worse. I’ll be up here every night’.
“The accused became aggressive with police officers and said, ‘what the f*** is going on?’, before using language such as, ‘baldy p****’.
“Due to his unruly behaviour he was arrested and taken to Coatbridge police office; he wasn’t cautioned and charged due to his demeanour.
“The complainer would be happy for a non- harassment order to be granted.”
Murray’s defence solicitor then mitigated on his client’s behalf: “His offending tailed off at the beginning of 2014 when a community payback order was imposed.
“Alcohol is a factor and he does apologise for the distress that was caused.
“Given his health difficulties, he does not consider himself fit for unpaid work.
“He accepts the relationship is over and that she has moved on, which he struggled to cope with initially.
“He has no opposition to a nonharassment order.”
Passing sentence, Sheriff Frank Pieri told Murray: “I will impose a community payback order with supervision for a period of 18 months.
“If you are in breach of the order and are brought back before me, you can be sentenced all over again.
“I will also impose a nonharassment order for the next six months.”