Trial date set
A man has been accused in court at Dumfries of falsely claiming he had been assaulted and robbed of £60.
Brian Kempsell, 52, of Main Road, Lochfoot, pleaded not guilty to wasting police time between April 25 and 27.
He denied that he falsely represented to police call handlers and officers at the Loreburn Street Police Station that while leaving a shop in St Michael’s Street he was assaulted by two unknown men and suffered facial injuries. Trial was set for February.
■ A trial of a man accused of assaulting another man at the Dumfries Labour Club, has been adjourned to allow him to get legal representation.
Steven McCormick, 31, of Burntscarthgreen, Dumfries, pleaded not guilty at the town’s sheriff court to committing the offence in August.
He is alleged to have punched the other man causing him to fall onto the ground and strike his head on the kerb resulting in him losing consciousness to his permanent disfigurement.
He also denied resisting and struggling violently with police officers. Trial was set for February.
■ A Lockerbie man has been cleared at Dumfries Sheriff Court of a charge of assaulting an ex-partner.
Jonathan Wright, of Dryfesdale Court, had pleaded not guilty to repeatedly seizing her and pulling her by the body at his home in August and the case was found not proven.
■ A 60-year-old man who assaulted another in a pub has been ordered by the sheriff at Dumfries to pay compensation of £400.
Eric Skilling, of Mannering Avenue, Dumfries, admitted scratching the other man on the face at the Hole I’the Wa’pub in the town in March.
■ A 29-year-old man who behaved in a threatening manner towards an ex-partner, has had his sentence at Dumfries Sheriff Court deferred for six months.
Derek Cook, of Osborne Crescent, Dumfries, was found guilty of acting aggressively towards the woman at Troqueer School on November 2.
■ A man who stole a jar of coffee has had his sentence deferred by a sheriff for nine months and warned to be of good behaviour.
Robert Thorburn, of Syme Road, Dumfries, pleaded guilty at the sheriff court to committing the offence at the Newton Gardens Service Station in May.