Stalker jailed for a day for terrorising women
Science centre set to unveil major revamp
A STALKER and domestic abuser who terrorised four women over seven years has been jailed for one day.
Mark Boucher, who harassed one of his victims from his prison cell, was earlier given a community payback order for the crimes.
But he breached the new order twice in five months and flouted a non-harassment order designed to keep him away from his victims.
He was brought back to court for sentence over the original crimes and the new offence of breaching the non-harassment order, and could have faced five years in jail.
Instead Sheriff Lorna Drummond QC imposed a nine-month sentence covering all four stalking charges – 273 days. However, she said his time on remand accounted for 136 days, which had to be doubled to 272 days to take account of automatic early release provisions. As a result she jailed him for a day.
Boucher, 28, a prisoner at HMP Perth, will serve a further 60 days for breaching the non-harassment order. MANAGERS of Glasgow Science Centre have unveiled its first revamp in 14 years.
Visitors are promised an “exciting transformation” with an overhaul of its logo, brand identity and website.
The five-star attraction opened in 2001 and since then managers say millions have visited the Clydeside centre.
Exhibitions such as BodyWorks and Powering the Future plus an upgraded full dome digital planetarium have previously put on astronomy classes and evening lectures.
But managers are keen for the centre to evolve and attract a wider audience.
Chief executive Dr Stephen Breslin said: “GSC has grown from its image of a ‘rainy day out with the kids’ to a leader in public engagement, key player in Stem education in Scotland, an events venue for adults events, desirable business partner and a great family day out.
“These changes mark an exciting point in our history.”