Abu­sive be­hav­iour lands man in court

Campbeltown Courier - - NEWS -

A man who ad­mit­ted shout­ing and swear­ing at a woman in Camp­bel­town has had his sen­tence de­ferred. Barry McIvor, 46, of 20 Bayview, Machri­han­ish, pleaded guilty to be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing or abu­sive man­ner on Novem­ber 13 in a com­mon close out­side a Camp­bel­town ad­dress when he ap­peared at Camp­bel­town Sher­iff Court. Procu­ra­tor fis­cal de­pute Eoin McGinty said McIvor and the woman had drunk ‘a con­sid­er­able amount’ of al­co­hol to­gether in a pub be­fore McIvor left at 9.30pm. The woman said the man was in a ‘rea­son­ably good mood’ but she later re­ceived text mes­sages which sug­gested his mood had changed. Mes­sages in­cluded: ‘ **** you and **** your mates.’ At 12.39am, po­lice re­ceived an anony­mous call to say the woman was in dis­tress and at­tended. When McIvor was ar­rested, he said: ‘I canny be­lieve this.’ De­fence agent Stephen MacS­por­ran said: ‘He is sorry for his be­hav­iour and re­alises this is not the way he should speak to any­one. ‘Mr McIvor wishes to put this mat­ter be­hind him as it is caus­ing him con­sid­er­able em­bar­rass­ment.’ De­fer­ring sen­tence un­til April 4, Sher­iff Pa­trick Hughes said: ‘This is a very un­for­tu­nate in­ci­dent which has caused dis­tress. ‘I have heard what your so­lic­i­tor has said about your good char­ac­ter and I would like to draw a line un­der it but if you are not of good be­hav­iour, all op­tions are on the ta­ble.’

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