Deaths charge

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - NEWS -

A 72-year-old man has made a brief ap­pear­ance in court fol­low­ing a crash near San­quhar in which a hus­band and wife died.

Ter­ence Dil­lon, from Dum­fries, ap­peared in pri­vate be­fore Sher­iff Brian Mo­han on a pe­ti­tion al­leg­ing a charge of caus­ing death by care­less driv­ing.

John Cooper, 58, and his wife Sharon, 56, from Great Yar­mouth, died when their mo­tor­bike was in­volved in a crash on the A76 in May last year.

A spokesman for the procu­ra­tor fis­cal said no plea was made and Dil­lon was com­mit­ted for fur­ther ex­am­i­na­tion on bail.

His next ap­pear­ance has to be con­firmed.

■ A woman was chal­lenged as she tried to steal a purse from the ruck­sack of a man walk­ing in front of her.

Dum­fries Sher­iff Court heard that Nicola Kingstree dropped the purse and then strug­gled with the man.

She shouted and swore when po­lice of­fi­cers ar­rived on the scene.

Kingstree, 31, of Bal­moral Road, Dum­fries, ad­mit­ted steal­ing the purse at St Michael’s Street on Oc­to­ber 12 and as­sault­ing the man.

She ad­mit­ted re­peat­edly at­tempt­ing to nip him and strike him on the side of his face.

In ad­di­tion she ad­mit­ted shout­ing and swear­ing at the man and po­lice as well as fail­ing to pro­vide of­fi­cers with her per­sonal de­tails. Sen­tence was de­ferred to November 28 for back­ground re­ports.

■ A man ac­cused of break­ing no­ti­fi­ca­tion re­quire­ments un­der the sex of­fend­ers’act, has had his case at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court con­tin­ued with­out plea for a month.

Steven Coltart, 22, of Dun­lop Road, Dum­fries, is al­leged to have failed to no­tify po­lice in the town within three days of a new ad­dress in Cas­tle Dou­glas.

He is also ac­cused of break­ing a con­di­tion bar­ring him from us­ing the in­ter­net by hav­ing a mo­bile phone at the Lore­burne Cen­tre in Dum­fries. The case was con­tin­ued with­out plea to December 4.

■ A woman has been ac­cused in court of steal­ing £6,900 from a post of­fice ac­count.

Nicola Rae, 40, of White­hills Av­enue, Lochmaben, pleaded not guilty at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court to com­mit­ting the of­fence on var­i­ous oc­ca­sions be­tween November last year and June this year at Lochmaben and Locker­bie Post Of­fices and else­where.

Trial has been set for next month.

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