Dam­aged house

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - NEWS -

A fail­ure to find his e-cig­a­rette fol­low­ing a birth­day party led to frus­tra­tion for Luke Holdsworth and landed him in court.

For the 28-year-old vented that frus­tra­tion by dam­ag­ing items of fur­ni­ture and punch­ing holes in the walls of his home.

In the court at Dum­fries, Holdsworth, of Ul­lioch Farm House at Lau­ris­ton, ad­mit­ted be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing man­ner in May, mak­ing threats of vi­o­lence to­wards po­lice of­fi­cers and strug­gling vi­o­lently with them.

Fis­cal de­pute Matthew Kerr said that fol­low­ing his re­turn home af­ter the party Holdsworth had be­come ag­gres­sive. When po­lice ar­rived and at­tempted to put hand­cuffs on him he strug­gled vi­o­lently.

He was taken to the Lore­burn Street Po­lice Sta­tion in Dum­fries and con­tin­ued to make threats to­wards of­fi­cers.

So­lic­i­tor David Orr pointed out that Holdsworth had never been in trouble be­fore and the in­ci­dent re­sulted from him drink­ing more than he nor­mally did.

Sher­iff Brian Mo­han. how­ever, said he was con­cerned at the level of ag­gres­sion shown and called for back­ground re­ports. The case was con­tin­ued to De­cem­ber 6.

■ A 38-year-old woman ap­peared in court at Dum­fries for the sec­ond time in 24-hours af­ter be­ing re­leased on bail.

On that sec­ond ap­pear­anceVanessa Dick­son, of Lochside Road, Dum­fries, ad­mit­ted steal­ing a quan­tity of cloth­ing at the Fac­tory Shop in Ir­ish Street in the town just a few hours ear­lier. She was fined £200.

■ A 36-year-old mother who fell asleep af­ter tak­ing drugs al­low­ing her five-year-old son to wan­der bare­foot out of the house, has been placed un­der su­per­vi­sion for 18 months.

The mother, from Dal­beat­tie, who can­not be named for le­gal rea­sons, ad­mit­ted ne­glect­ing the child in June and also ex­pos­ing him to con­trolled drugs. She also ad­mit­ted at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court be­ing in pos­ses­sion of cannabis and di­azepam.

■ A man who touched a woman on the bot­tom in a Dum­fries pub has been made the sub­ject of a com­mu­nity pay­back order with a con­di­tion he be un­der su­per­vi­sion for 12 months.

Paul Marko, 44, of Shake­speare Street, Dum­fries ad­mit­ted the sex­ual as­sault at the Slip­stream pub in English Street in Septem­ber.

The court was told that the woman was with oth­ers at the pub when Marko – whom she didn’t know – com­mit­ted the of­fence.

He was said to be ex­tremely in­tox­i­cated at the time

■ A £300 fine was im­posed by the sher­iff at Dum­fries on a Locker­bie man who be­haved in a threat­en­ing man­ner to­wards an­other man in An­nan.

Ian Hamil­ton, 48, of Queens­ber­ryWalk, ad­mit­ted shout­ing and swear­ing and re­fer­ring to the other man in deroga­tory terms at Queens­berry Street in An­nan in June.

■ A man who as­saulted a woman at the White­sands in Dum­fries has been or­dered to pay com­pen­sa­tion of £250.

Aaron Cal­lan­der, of Gill­brae Cres­cent, Dum­fries, was also fined £200.

He ad­mit­ted seiz­ing the woman by the shoul­ders caus­ing her to fall onto the ground, seiz­ing hold of her and putting his hand over her mouth.

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