As­sault charges

The Galloway News - - NEWS -

A 22-year-old Ste­wartry man has been ac­cused of six charges in­volv­ing assaults and threat­en­ing be­hav­iour in Dum­fries at the week­end.

Tighe Gal­lacher, of Tem­p­land, Cross­michael, pleaded not guilty at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court to com­mit­ting the of­fences at Friar’s Ven­nel in Dum­fries.

He de­nied asault­ing an­other man, seiz­ing hold of him and strug­gling vi­o­lently with him and kick­ing a door open caus­ing it to strike a woman on the head.

He also pleaded not guilty to be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing man­ner, act­ing ag­gres­sively and as­sault­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer by push­ing him on the body.

In ad­di­tion he de­nied chal­leng­ing oth­ers to fight and re­sist­ing and strug­gling vi­o­lently with po­lice of­fi­cers. Trial has been set for Jan­uary.

Fam­ily ten­sions came to a head when a 47-year-old man be­came ag­gres­sive af­ter drink­ing.

Damien Piekarus was or­dered out of Drum­more Dairy House at Town head, Kirkcud­bright.

And it landed him in Dum­fries Sher­iff Court where he ad­mit­ted be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing man­ner, shout­ing and act­ing ag­gres­sively in July.

The court was told that Piekarus had come to Scot­land at his mother’s re­quest and was stay­ing at the fam­ily home where he said she had got on to him about his in­abil­ity to find a job.

Solic­i­tor Roger Colledge said that, as a re­sult of the in­ci­dent, Piekarus had to leave the house and had since been liv­ing in home­less ac­com­mo­da­tion at Queens­berry Street in Dum­fries.

He added: “He has no in­come or ben­e­fits and his Pol­ish bank ac­count is al­most dry.”

Sher­iff Ross Mc­Far­lane de­ferred sen­tence for six months and warned Piekarus to be of good be­hav­iour.

A 51-year-old man has been banned by a sher­iff from en­ter­ing-Vic­to­ria Place in Kirkcud­bright un­til the out­come of a case in which he is ac­cused of be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing man­ner and dam­ag­ing prop­erty.

Omar Niven, of Stir­ling Cres­cent, Kirkcud­bright, pleaded not guilty to go­ing to a house in Vic­to­ria Place uninvited at the week­end, re­peat­edly kick­ing a door and re­peat­edly open­ing a let­ter box,

He also de­nied dam­ag­ing a door by pulling a let­ter box from it.

Trial at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court has been set for De­cem­ber.

When po­lice called at the home of 23-year-old Liam Beswick to check he was abid­ing by his bail cur­few, they were told by his mother that he wasn’t in.

And at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court, Beswick main­tained that he ac­tu­ally was home but hadn’t told his mother when he came it ear­lier.

In the dock, Beswick, of Reoch Park, Springholm, pleaded guilty to breach­ing the 7pm to 7am cur­few or­der by not an­swer­ing the door when po­lice had called on Oc­to­ber 3.

Solic­i­tor Roger Colledge said that Beswick had gone straight to his room when he re­turned home and his mother had been un­aware that he was in the house and he had not heard the po­lice call.

He was fined £100.

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