Drunken yob threat­ened to stab col­lege stu­dents

Evening Times - - NEWS - By JENNESS MITCHELL

Court Re­porter A REN­FREW man de­manded “get my lawyer doon here” after he was ar­rested for threat­en­ing to stab col­lege stu­dents.

The trou­ble be­gan when Stephen Stal­ley en­tered City of Glas­gow Col­lege’s River­side Cam­pus and at­tempted to in­ter­act with stu­dents.

Due to his in­tox­i­cated state and er­ratic be­hav­iour, he was or­dered to leave by the se­cu­rity staff.

At that point, he ap­proached one of the com­plain­ers and asked for a ci­garette.

When he was handed one, he at­tempted to hug the stu­dent but was told: “I don’t hug strangers.” At this, he be­came ex­tremely irate. Dur­ing his out­burst, Stal­ley threat­ened: “I’ll kill yous. I’ll come back and stab yous.”

When the po­lice ar­rived, he was quickly ap­pre­hended and trans­ported to Cath­cart sta­tion.

On the way there his abu­sive tirade con­tin­ued. He threat­ened to kill a con­sta­ble’s fam­ily, adding: “I’m go­ing to slash the f*** out of you.”

When cau­tioned and charged, he stated: “Get my lawyer doon here.”

At Glas­gow Sher­iff Court, Stal­ley pleaded guilty to shout­ing, swear­ing and threat­en­ing to stab and shoot three stu­dents at the col­lege cam­pus in This­tle Street on Jan­uary 12 this year. The 28-year-old also ad­mit­ted threat­en­ing a con­sta­ble and his fam­ily whilst en route to Cath­cart po­lice sta­tion.

In de­fence, it was claimed that Stal­ley was go­ing through a trou­bled pe­riod at the time of the of­fence as he’d had to move house and lost his job.

Stal­ley – who re­port­edly suf­fers from at­ten­tion deficit hy­per­ac­tiv­ity dis­or­der (ADHD) – has al­legedly been as­saulted a num­ber of times and chased by a group of males. Due to his anx­ious state, he be­gan to abuse al­co­hol.

The de­fence agent stated that he “gen­uinely strug­gles with the pres­sures of real life”, but has since been ear­marked for the Mov­ing For­ward Mak­ing Changes pro­gramme – a be­havioural pro­gramme de­signed to pro­vide treat­ment for men who have com­mit­ted sex­ual of­fences or of­fences with a sex­ual el­e­ment.

Sher­iff Al­lan Find­lay sen­tenced him to a Re­stric­tion of Lib­erty Or­der in which he will have to re­main at home in Beech­wood Drive be­tween the hours of 8pm and 7am for four months.

Stal­ley was also handed a Com­mu­nity Pay­back Or­der with 70 hours of un­paid work to be com­pleted within four months.

The trou­ble be­gan when Stephen Stal­ley en­tered City of Glas­gow Col­lege’s River­side Cam­pus, the court heard

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