Man had knife at Youth Beatz

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - NEWS -

A man found with a knife at the Youth Beatz fes­ti­val in Dum­fries dur­ing the sum­mer has had his sen­tence at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court de­ferred to the end of the month.

De­ce­bal Barr, 32, of Bank­foot, Dal­swin­ton, pleaded guilty through a so­lic­i­tor to pos­sess­ing a knife at Park Farm with­out rea­son­able ex­cuse or law­ful per­mis­sion. The case was con­tin­ued for back­ground re­ports and his per­sonal ap­pear­ance.

■ Fam­ily ten­sions came to a head when a 47-year-old man be­came ag­gres­sive af­ter drink­ing.

Damien Piekarus was or­dered out of Dro­more dairy­house at Town­head, Kirkcud­bright.

And he ended up at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court where he ad­mit­ted be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing man­ner, shout­ing and act­ing ag­gres­sively in July.

The court was told that Piekarus had come to Scot­land at his mother’s re­quest and was stay­ing at the fam­ily home where he said she had got on to him about his in­abil­ity to find a job.

So­lic­i­tor Roger Colledge said that, as a re­sult of the in­ci­dent, Piekarus had to leave the house and had since been liv­ing in home­less ac­com­mo­da­tion at Queens­berry Street, Dum­fries.

He added: “He has no in­come or ben­e­fits and his Pol­ish bank ac­count is al­most dry.”

Sher­iff Ross McFar­lane de­ferred sen­tence for six months and warned Piekarus to be of good be­hav­iour.

■ A man is to face trial fol­low­ing an as­sault at a Gretna ho­tel which left the vic­tim per­ma­nently dis­fig­ured.

An­drew Sing­field, 40, from Kirkby in Ash­field, Not­ting­hamshire, pleaded not guilty at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court to punch­ing an­other man and caus­ing him to fall to the ground and lose con­scious­ness at Smith’s Ho­tel in Au­gust. Trial has been set for Jan­uary.

■ A man who fought with an­other in a Mof­fat pub has been fined £500 at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court.

Alexan­dru Mi­hoc, 27, from Har­row, pleaded guilty to con­duct­ing him­self in a dis­or­derly man­ner and com­mit­ting a breach of the peace at the Black Bull Ho­tel in Jan­uary. He also ad­mit­ted fail­ing to ap­pear in court at Dum­fries in May.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.