Trial date set

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - NEWS -

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.

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