Man had knife at Youth Beatz
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.