Torlundy woman broke kitchen window
A TORLUNDY woman must prove she can behave herself for six months and pay compensation for a window damaged when she drunkenly went round to see her ex.
Vanessa Anne Matheson, 23, of Happy Valley, Torlundy, had previously admitted at Fort William Sheriff Court behaving in a threatening manner and damaging the window.
On Tuesday the court heard from procurator fiscal Martine Eastwood that Matheson had gone to an address in Fort William where she knew her former partner was. She banged on the door and shouted that she wanted to talk to him.
‘She was intoxicated,’ said the fiscal. The man, and the woman he was with, declined to talk to her. Matheson then went to the back of the house and damaged the kitchen window.
But her defence agent said that Matheson, a first-time offender, had only banged on the window in frustration and ‘did not expect it to break’.
He added that Matheson and the man had split up but she had received text messages from him and then discovered he was at the property in Fort William and that another woman was there.
Matheson worked for her father, a joiner, who was arranging for the window to be repaired.
Sheriff Eilidh MacDonald deferred sentence for six months for Matheson to be of good behaviour and to prove that restitution had been made for the window.