Disliked his daughter’s boyfriend
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.