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A 26-year- old man who punched another on the head caus­ing him to fall onto the ground and then con­tin­ued to hit him in Dal­beat­tie, has had his sen­tence at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court de­ferred for back­ground re­ports.

PaulTif­fin, from Blyth, ad­mit­ted the as­sault last De­cem­ber at Maxwell Street in Dal­beat­tie and also pleaded guilty to be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing man­ner and chal­leng­ing another to fight.

The case was con­tin­ued to Novem­ber 22.

A mo­torist is to face trial on a charge of driv­ing at a man in Kirkcud­bright, strik­ing him on the legs and car­ry­ing him on the bon­net be­fore brak­ing and caus­ing him to fall onto the ground.

It’s al­leged that Cameron McTag­gart then drove to­wards him and another man, mounted the kerb caus­ing them to jump out of the way to avoid be­ing struck.

McTag­gart, 30, of Kirk Brae,Twyn­holm, was also ac­cused at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court of as­sault­ing another man at Bridge Street, Kirkcud­bright, on Oc­to­ber 28.

It is claimed that he struck him on the head and body with a wheel brace to his per­ma­nent dis­fig­ure­ment and that he was in pos­ses­sion of an of­fen­sive weapon in a pub­lic place.

Trial was set for Fe­bru­ary.

A woman who was found guilty of be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing man­ner to­wards a young­ster in Kirkcud­bright, has had her sen­tence de­ferred for six month and warned to be of good be­hav­iour.

KatieWar­ren, 29, of Dove­croft, Kirkcud­bright, had main­tained a plea of not guilty through­out a trial at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court to shout­ing and swear­ing and act­ing in an ag­gres­sive man­ner to­wards the young­ster at the nearby play­park.

Sher­iff Brian Mo­han told her that one com­ment she made was in­ap­pro­pri­ate.

A teenager from Dal­beat­tie has been fined £600 and banned from driv­ing for 12 months on road traf­fic charges.

The youth, aged 17, who can­not be named for le­gal rea­sons, ad­mit­ted tak­ing and driv­ing away a car from Dal­beat­tie in June, us­ing it with­out in­sur­ance, driv­ing care­lessly and fail­ing to take a bend near Col­vend and col­lid­ing with a bound­ary fence and a tree, and driv­ing with more than dou­ble the per­mit­ted drink limit in his blood­stream.

A woman has been ac­cused in court at Dum­fries of en­gag­ing in con­duct which caused alarm to another woman.

Lyn­nThom­son, 58, of Millflats, Kirkcud­bright, pleaded not guilty to a charge that al­leged that be­tween May 1 and June 1 at St. Cuth­bert’s Street, Dove­croft, and else­where she fol­lowed the other woman on a num­ber of oc­ca­sions, watched her while she was in her back gar­den and held up her mo­bile phone as though tak­ing pho­tos or videos of her.Trial was set for Fe­bru­ary.

A lorry driver has been ac­cused in court of driv­ing dan­ger­ously on the A75 road nearTwyn­holm by fail­ing to prop­erly check his ve­hi­cle be­fore leav­ing on a jour­ney.

It was al­leged at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court that both rear axle offside wheels be­came de­tached from the ve­hi­cle in Novem­ber last year.

Jamie Not­man, from Stran­raer, pleaded not guilty at Dum­fries Sher­iff court and trial was fixed for Fe­bru­ary.

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