Broke bail order to be reunited with ex
A love-struck teenager ignored a court order banning him from getting in touch with his ex-girlfriend as he wanted to rekindle their relationship.
But Perth Sheriff Court was told last week there had been a“positive change” in his attitude after he was ordered to take part in the Right Track programme, designed to keep wayward youngsters on the straight and narrow.
Nineteen-year-old Joshua Colville, of Leitfie Terrace, Alyth, was previously told he risked losing his liberty by breaking court orders.
He will be sentenced on August 16 after a further spell on the scheme.
He had been granted bail at Perth Sheriff Court last July and a special condition was imposed, denying him contact with the girl.
But between October 1 and November 6 he repeatedly approached and communicated with her in Alyth High Street.
Depute fiscal Craig Donald said the matter came to light after police learned of messages that had gone back and forward between the pair.
About five weeks earlier they had crossed paths in the Burnside Inn, Alyth.
“The complainer had entered the pub and the accused was there,”the fiscal said. “She left for a cigarette and he followed her outside.
“He apologised for his earlier actions which led to the bail conditions being imposed. At that stage the accused asked for a chance to reconcile.”
Later they got in touch online and Colville had also been at her house.
Solicitor Jamie Baxter pointed out that Alyth is a small town and his client had met the girl four months after being placed on bail.
“He expressed regret at the ending of the relationship,”the lawyer said.
“It ended with a rencoliation and he accepts he was round at her property on a number of occasions over a three-week period in October.
“He was not giving thought to the fact he was subject to a court order.”