Blood on cell wall af­ter po­lice call

Ayrshire Post - - NEWS - Michael Reynolds

A man charged with breach of the peace af­ter re­fus­ing to let po­lice in his home stood trial last week.

But Marc Wal­lace, 32, was cleared of all but one of the five charges he was ac­cused of at Ayr Sher­iff Court.

Po­lice told the court how they had re­sponded to an al­leged dis­tur­bance at Wal­lace’s home on Monk­ton Road in Prest­wick.

PC Alis­tair Ren­nie ar­rived at the prop­erty at around 9pm on July 28 where they heard shout­ing and bang­ing on their way into the prop­erty – though when Wal­lace an­swered the door the bang­ing stopped.

But he re­fused to al­low them in, not ac­cept­ing there had been a dis­tur­bance. Po­lice even­tu­ally forced their way in, us­ing “slight force” to move Wal­lace, and found dam­age to fur­ni­ture but no- one else inside.

Wal­lace con­tin­ued to ask what crime he was ac­cused of, and PC Ren­nie and his part­ner PC McC­ly­mont de­cided to take him in to cus­tody.

At the po­lice sta­tion, he re­fused to give de­tails as he de­manded to know his crime and was even­tu­ally taken to a cell.

Af­ter hear­ing ev­i­dence from both sides Sher­iff Mhairi Mac­tag­gart found Wal­lace had no case to an­swer on three charges, while a not guilty plea to the al­leged breach of the peace was ac­cepted by the pros­e­cu­tor.

Wal­lace was con­victed of ma­li­ciously smear­ing blood on a win­dow of a po­lice cell, and smear­ing fae­ces on the cell while he was in cus­tody.

Sen­tence was de­ferred un­til later this month to call with other mat­ters out­stand­ing.

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