Lout ac­cused his girl­friend of sleep­ing with her own dad

Drunk yob’s vile rant and mur­der threats to part­ner

Paisley Daily Express - - It’s Time To Play Your Part, Young People Urged - Ron Moore

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

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