Dis­liked his daugh­ter’s boyfriend

The Oban Times - - News -

A BEN­DER­LOCH man has ad­mit­ted as­sault­ing his daugh­ter’s boyfriend and com­mit­ting a breach of the peace in the space of a week.

Grant Laird, 47, of Ceum Dhun Righ, was ar­rested on Fe­bru­ary 10 and Fe­bru­ary 17, af­ter his daugh­ter had en­tered into a re­la­tion­ship with Luke Gor­don, 19. He dis­ap­proved of Mr Gor­don.

Oban sher­iff court heard on Tues­day that in the first in­ci­dent at Oban’s North Pier, Laird saw his daugh­ter in his wife’s car with Mr Gor­don in the pas­sen­ger seat. Laird opened the car door and be­gan to shout and swear.

Luke Gor­don later re­ported the in­ci­dent to Oban po­lice, who later charged Laird.

Then, on Fe­bru­ary 17, Laird ar­rived at Luke Gor­don’s par­ents’ house in Oban, look­ing for his daugh­ter.

He en­tered the house and be­gan punch­ing Mr Gor­don. Mr Gor­don’s par­ents phoned the po­lice and Laird was ar­rested. De­fence lawyer Ed­ward Thorn­ton said that first of­fender Laird had taken ex­cep­tion to Gor­don be­ing in his wife’s car, but ad­mit­ted his lan­guage was in­ap­pro­pri­ate.

Re­gard­ing the in­ci­dent at Mr Gor­don’s fam­ily home, Mr Thorn­ton said Laird had at­tended a fam­ily fu­neral, but his client had no rec­ol­lec­tion of strik­ing Mr Gor­don.

Sen­tence was de­ferred on Laird un­til March 1, 2016.

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