Yob­ss­mashed bot­tleson­pitch

East Kilbride News - - NEWS -

It was game over when two yobs smashed bot­tles on an East Kil­bride pitch where boys were play­ing foot­ball.

The cul­prits – Ross McAl­lis­ter, 28, of Hod­dam Av­enue, Castlemilk, Glas­gow and Jor­dan Craig, 19, of Park­field, White­hills – ap­peared at Hamil­ton Sher­iff Court.

They ad­mit­ted cul­pa­ble and reck­less con­duct, as well as threat­en­ing or abu­sive be­hav­iour, at Ballerup Recre­ation Cen­tre on May 19.

The court heard the pair were drunk and started yelling abuse at the young­sters. They threw bot­tles on to the pitch and the bro­ken glass meant the lads had to aban­don their game.

An al­le­ga­tion that the pair yelled re­peat­edly at three boys:‘We rape chil­dren’, was dropped.

Sher­iff Ray Small or­dered McAl­lis­ter to carry out 160 hours of un­paid com­mu­nity work.

Craig, who also ad­mit­ted hav­ing a knife on a sep­a­rate oc­ca­sion and of­fend­ing while on early re­lease from a cus­to­dial sen­tence, was locked up for 111 days.

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