Fury un­sur­pris­ing but un­ac­cept­able

The Oban Times - - News -

A SHER­IFF sym­pa­thised with a man from Mull this week, af­ter he found him­self in court for shout­ing at an em­ployee of a rail­way com­pany.

An­thony Parkin, of Ben­talla Cres­cent in the Aros area of the is­land, pleaded guilty to be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing and abu­sive man­ner by shout­ing in the Oban train sta­tion on Novem­ber 19 last year, af­ter he missed a train to Glas­gow.

The 31-year- old man was on board the train, but his part­ner was hav­ing prob­lems at the ticket of­fice as she didn’t know her ref­er­ence num­ber. Parkin was asked to leave the train af­ter a de­lay of sev­eral min­utes.

It was then he be­came an­gry shout­ing ‘come out here’ and ‘I’ll re­mem­ber your face’ at a male mem­ber of staff.

Sher­iff Ruth An­der­son, QC, ad­mon­ished Parkin at Oban sher­iff court on Mon­day.

She said: ‘I’m not sur­prised that he was fu­ri­ous, (but) this is wholly un­ac­cept­able be­hav­iour. I’m afraid this is a sign of the times and this is what we have all got to put up with these days.’

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