Mon­trose man must do bet­ter

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - NEWS -

A do­mes­tic of­fender who es­caped jail by a “whisker” has been warned by a sher­iff to im­prove his at­ti­tude towards a com­mu­nity or­der im­posed by the court.

Adam King, 39, of Glenogil Street, Mon­trose, was placed on a year-long com­mu­nity pay­back or­der after pre­vi­ously plead­ing guilty to be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing or abu­sive man­ner by shout­ing, swear­ing and mak­ing deroga­tory re­marks to his ex-part­ner on March 24 at his home ad­dress.

He had also ear­lier ad­mit­ted breach­ing the con­di­tions of two com­mu­nity pay­back or­ders (CPO) im­posed by the court.

In Septem­ber he was told his ex­cuses for the breaches were “fairly pa­thetic”.

King ap­peared be­fore Sher­iff Derek Reekie at For­far for a re­view of the CPO, just six weeks into its du­ra­tion.

He is also serv­ing a six-month re­stric­tion of lib­erty or­der with a tag which keeps him con­fined to his home from 7pm to 7am daily.

The sher­iff told him: “I can see you are at­tend­ing the ap­point­ments, but there is con­cern about your at­ti­tude towards the need for this.

“I want to re­mind you that this is not your choice, it is a court or­der that you must com­ply with.”

De­fer­ring sen­tence, Sher­iff Reekie told King: “You need to do more than pay lip ser­vice to this, you need to en­gage with this process and if you do it may be that we are able to con­tinue with­out a fur­ther re­view.”

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