Sheriff’s shock at vile texts
A Coupar Angus man has received a community payback order after sending messages to his ex-girlfriend that were described by the Sheriff as “beyond belief ”.
Thirty-four-year-old David Ross, of The Assembly Room, George Street, Coupar Angus, left a voicemail on his exgirlfriend’s phone, telling her that her “days were numbered” after discovering she had cheated on him.
He also sent text messages to her, branding her a “slut” and referring to her in other vile and derogatory terms.
The communications led to a community payback order being imposed on him at Perth Sheriff Court.
He will have to complete 160 hours of unpaid work in the next eight months, be supervised for a year and take part in a positive relationships group work programme after he admitted sending the communications which contained repeated violent threats and abusive and offensive remarks from his home on August 24.
Depute fiscal Clare Kennedy said the accused and the female had been in a relationship for 12 years but that had ended in April.
Solicitor Pauline Cullerton said: “He’s embarrassed and ashamed for sending such vile messages. He found out she was having an affair and when that came to light, the parties separated.
“He was angry and wound up when he sent the text messages.
“He wasn’t thinking straight,” added the lawyer.