As­sault de­nied

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - NEWS -

Three men are to face trial on a charge of at­tack­ing a man and leav­ing him per­ma­nently dis­fig­ured.

Dean Mur­ray, 21, of Hill­side Drive; Kristofer Whitelaw, also 21, of Broom­lands Drive; and Daryl Wil­son, 24, of Find­later Court, all Dum­fries, pleaded not guilty at the town’s sher­iff court to com­mit­ting the as­sault at Fri­ars’ Ven­nel and Brew­ery Street in April last year.

They are ac­cused of chas­ing af­ter the man, re­peat­edly punch­ing him, drag­ging him onto the ground and, while he was there, strik­ing him on the head with a high heeled shoe or some­thing sim­i­lar and re­peat­edly punch­ing and kick­ing him. Trial has been set for April.

■ Two men have made a brief ap­pear­ance in court on a charge of break­ing into An­nan Ath­letic Foot­ball Club on Mon­day and steal­ing a quan­tity of drink, forc­ing open a locked coin op­er­ated games ma­chine and steal­ing money.

Garry Thor­burn, 45, of Thomas Street, An­nan, pleaded not guilty at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court to the charge and trial was set for April.

James John­stone, 39, of Sta­tion Road, An­nan, ad­mit­ted com­mit­ting the of­fence and sen­tence was de­ferred to the date of the trial. Both men were al­lowed bail but with con­di­tions of a cur­few re­strict­ing them to their homes from a 7pm to 7am.

■ A woman who re­peat­edly called the po­lice call cen­tre with­out cause and shouted and swore at the call han­dler, has been fined £300 at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court.

Lynn Crooks, of Close­bun Manse, Close­burn, ad­mit­ted com­mit­ting the of­fence, be­tween mid De­cem­ber and Jan­uary 9, and re­fus­ing to de­sist when asked.

■ A 21-year-old man who be­haved in a threat­en­ing man­ner to­wards po­lice of­fi­cers and re­peat­edly re­ferred to them in deroga­tory terms, has been made the sub­ject of a com­mu­nity pay­back or­der by the sher­iff at Dum­fries.

Jor­dan Glendinning, of Kin­tail Park, Locker­bie, ad­mit­ted com­mit­ting the of­fence at Mauch­line Ter­race in Dum­fries, last month.

It al­leged he re­peat­edly kicked and struck the sides of a po­lice ve­hi­cle and, at the po­lice sta­tion, had to be car­ried strug­gling to a cell, all while un­der the in­flu­ence of an in­tox­i­cant.

He was or­dered to carry out 80 hours un­paid work.

■ Trial has been set for April in a case at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court in which a man is ac­cused of as­sault­ing a woman twice in the one day.

Dar­ren Hill, 34, of Crif­fel Av­enue, Dum­fries, pleaded not guilty to pour­ing liq­uid over her head at the Hole I’ the Wa’Inn at the week­end and then push­ing her and kick­ing her at Burns Statue.

■ A man who stole three rolls of wall­pa­per from a house in Kirk­con­nel has been fined £300 at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court.

Alan Cock­burn, 44, of PolveochTer­race, Kirk­con­nel, ad­mit­ted break­ing into the house in nearby St Conal’s Square and steal­ing the wall­pa­per in Au­gust.

■ A man who was con­cerned in the sup­ply of heroin in Dal­beat­tie, has been fined £320 at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court.

Alan Pitkeathly, 32, of David Road, Dal­beat­tie, ad­mit­ted com­mit­ting the of­fence last June at nearby Glen­shal­loch Road and else­where.

■ A 39-year-old woman who drove with more than four times the drink limit in her breath, has been banned for 12 months.

Monika Wro­bel, of English Street, Dum­fries, was also fined £300 at the town’s sher­iff court af­ter ad­mit­ting the of­fence and also driv­ing at up to 94mph on the A75 road near An­nan Wa­ter Bridge.

■ A war­rant has been granted by the sher­iff at Dum­fries for the ar­rest of a man who failed to ap­pear in court on drugs charges. An­drew Beard, 40, of Mon­treal Street, Cur­rock, is al­leged to have be­ing in pos­ses­sion of heroin, buprenor­phine and di­azepam at the Lore­burn Street Po­lice Sta­tion in Dum­fries last May.

■ A £300 fine was im­posed by the sher­iff at Dum­fries on a man who stole af­ter­shave. Kieran Kelt­ing, 26, of Goldie Cres­cent, Dum­fries, ad­mit­ted com­mit­ting the of­fence at Boots in the town’s High Street in Novem­ber.

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