Man ad­mits to trio of charges

The Galloway News - - FUNERAL-NOTICES.CO.UK -

A 39-year-old man has ad­mit­ted charges of be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing or abu­sive man­ner to­wards oth­ers at Dal­beat­tie on three dif­fer­ent oc­ca­sions within six months.

Kevin Pool, of The Mead­ows, Dal­beat­tie, pleaded guilty to shout­ing and swear­ing, be­hav­ing in an ag­gres­sive man­ner at Craig­nair Street in Septem­ber and scratch­ing an­other man on the face, pulling him to the ground and strug­gling with him.

He also ad­mit­ted that, in Jan­uary, at Urr Road, he de­manded en­try to a house, re­peat­edly struck the front door and made threats of vi­o­lence and chal­lenged an­other man to fight.

And on Fe­bru­ary 17, he pleaded guilty to shout­ing and mak­ing threats of vi­o­lence to­wards an­other man in the town and be­hav­ing in an ag­gres­sive man­ner to­wards him.

Sher­iff Ross McFar­lane at Dum­fries deferred sen­tence to May 8 for back­ground re­ports.

A 62-year-old man is to face trial at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court on charges of com­mit­ting breaches of the peace by film­ing pupils at a school and staff at a fac­tory.

David Bird­sall, of Tan­pits Lane, Kirkcud­bright, pleaded not guilty to film­ing at HM Prison, Dum­fries, school pupils within a play­ground in Fe­bru­ary and at Gates Power Trans­mis­sion at Tin­wald Downs Road film­ing mem­bers of staff.

He also de­nied re­sist­ing and strug­gling violently with po­lice of­fi­cers at the Gates plant. Trial has been set for July.

A 35-year-old woman is to face trial on a charge of en­gag­ing in a course of con­duct at Pal­nackie which caused alarm to her ex-part­ner.

Kim­ber­ley White, from Largs, pleaded not guilty to re­peat­edly con­tact­ing him on so­cial me­dia and by e-mail and mak­ing threats of vi­o­lence to­wards him and, af­ter he made an ef­fort to ter­mi­nate the call, re­peat­edly con­tacted a friend of his and asked to speak to him.

The charge is al­leged to have taken place be­tween Jan­uary and April last year at Port Road, Pal­nackie.

Trial at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court is set for June.

A 27-year-old man ac­cused of as­sault­ing a woman at his home, has claimed he acted in self-de­fence.

Peter Birch, of Wester Knock­lea, Bal­maclel­lan, pleaded not guilty at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court to seiz­ing the woman by the hair last March and forc­ing her against a wall to her se­vere in­jury.

Trial is set to go ahead next month.

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