Lout accused his girlfriend of sleeping with her own dad
Drunk yob’s vile rant and murder threats to partner
A foul- mouthed yob accused his girlfriend of sleeping with her own dad and her cousins during a drunken rammy, a trial heard.
Abusive Scott Forbes, 45, also called his ex- partner Sharon Clark, 37, a “fat cow” and threatened he was going to “murder” her, while he was high on a cocktail of alcohol and medication.
Paisley Sheriff Court also heard claims Forbes, known as Scobie, assaulted a 15-year-old girl who jumped in to defend Ms Clark during the disturbance, which happened at a house in the town’s Marjory Drive on September 3.
The teenage witness told the court she had washed her hair and was sitting down on a sofa next to the complainer when Forbes reached over and yanked a towel off her head, causing her “fly up” off the couch.
The witness said: “I did it to defend her. I told him to stop saying these things. He spoke back saying he could say what he wanted. “I had a towel round my head. “He grabbed it. I was a bit shocked. I fell forward. I went to push him away and landed on top of him.”
Fiscal depute Hazel Emmerson asked Ms Clark about events that led to the accusation of assault on the teenager.
The fiscal said: “He was shouting and swearing at you.
“Saying he was going to murder you. He accused you of sleeping with your dad and cousins and saying he was going to batter your friends?”
Ms Clark told the court: “Yes, I was shocked. He was shouting at me. She jumped in and told him to stop and he grabbed the towel off her head.
“He was agitated. He had been drinking alcohol and was on medication. She flew up off the couch and pushed him and ended up on top of him.”
The witness called police to report the incident when Forbes said he was leaving the house and went to pack belongings.
The trial heard he was later found sleeping behind a garden shed at the property and was arrested.
Defence agent Jonathan Manson asked Ms Clark if she believed he intended to assault the youngster, who cannot be identified, when she said she said, ‘No.’
She said she thought it was “accidental,” even though he had intended to reach over and grab the towel, which had the youngster’s hair wrapped in it.
Forbes pleaded guilty to a charge of behaving in a threatening abusive manner likely to cause a reasonable person to suffer fear and alarm in that he shouted, swore, acted aggressively, made derogatory and offensive remarks about his partner.
He also admitted damaging a table at the property by stamping on it and pleaded guilty to breaking bail conditions by visiting the complainer’s home on September 7 to “pick up clothes.”
However, the charge of assaulting the youngster was found not proven after the trial in front of Sheriff Tom McCartney.
Sheriff McCartney said: “This took place during the course of a domestic disturbance.
“Concerningly, it took place in the presence of a child. However, it falls short of the full libel and I find the appropriate verdict to be not proven.”
He deferred sentence on Forbes for three months and ordered him to be of good behaviour. He will appear for a review of his conduct on February 5.
He accused you of sleeping with your dad and cousins and said he was going to batter your friends