As­sault charges

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - NEWS -

A 22-year-old Ste­wartry man has been ac­cused of six charges in­volv­ing as­saults and threat­en­ing be­hav­iour in Dum­fries at the week­end.

Tighe Gal­lacher, of Tem­p­land, Cross­michael, pleaded not guilty at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court to com­mit­ting the of­fences at Friar’s Ven­nel.

He de­nied asault­ing an­other man, seiz­ing hold of him, strug­gling vi­o­lently with him and kick­ing a door open and caus­ing it to strike a woman on the head.

He also pleaded not guilty to be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing or abu­sive man­ner, act­ing in an ag­gres­sive man­ner and as­sault­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer by push­ing him on the body.

In ad­di­tion, he de­nied chal­leng­ing oth­ers to fight and re­sist­ing and strug­gling vi­o­lently with po­lice of­fi­cers.

Trial has been set for Jan­uary.

■ A 51-year-old man has been banned by a sher­iff from en­ter­ing Vic­to­ria Place in Kirkcud­bright un­til the out­come of a case in which he is ac­cused of be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing man­ner and dam­ag­ing prop­erty.

Omar Niven, of Stir­ling Cres­cent, Kirkcud­bright, pleaded not guilty to go­ing to a house in Vic­to­ria Place un­in­vited at the week­end, re­peat­edly kick­ing a door and re­peat­edly open­ing a let­ter box.

He also de­nied dam­ag­ing a door by pulling a let­ter box from it.

Trial at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court has been set for De­cem­ber.

■ A 35-year-old man ac­cused of be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing man­ner to­wards an­other man will face trial at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court in De­cem­ber.

Marc Beat­tie, of Dial­head,Wan­lock­head, pleaded not guilty to shout­ing, swear­ing and act­ing in an ag­gres­sive man­ner to­wards the man and strug­gling vi­o­lently with him at his home at the week­end.

He also de­nied that, at Ed­in­burgh in May, he sent an of­fen­sive voice­mail mes­sage to a woman in which he made threats of vi­o­lence to­wards her.

■ Back­ground re­ports have been or­dered by the sher­iff at Dum­fries on a 38-year-old man who as­saulted his ex-part­ner at South­er­ness by seiz­ing her by the head.

Aaron Gif­ford, from Ed­in­burgh, ad­mit­ted com­mit­ting the of­fence at a car­a­van at South­er­ness Hol­i­day Vil­lage in June and also dam­ag­ing prop­erty by kick­ing a ta­ble.

Sen­tence was de­ferred to Oc­to­ber 31.

■ A 46-year-old woman has been ac­quit­ted in court of charges of dan­ger­ous driv­ing and be­ing over the limit near a pri­mary school.

Mar­garet Miller, who now stays in Glas­gow but lived in Gretna at the time, had pleaded not guilty at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court to the charges al­leged to have taken place at Vic­tory Av­enue in Gretna last April.

They were al­leged to have taken place at a time when pupils were leav­ing for the day.

She was found not guilty of the drink-drive charge and the fur­ther charge of driv­ing dan­ger­ously in re­verse gear and col­lid­ing with a bush was found not proven.

■ A mo­torist who is al­leged to have driven over the drink drive limit near South­er­ness is to face trial at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court in Jan­uary.

Brett Wil­liams, 28, from Barns­ley, pleaded not guilty to com­mit­ting the of­fence in May.

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