‘You better get out here - I’m ready to kill’

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A teenager bashed his ex partner’s head against a car window and then threatened a neighbour who witnessed his violent act.

Connor Kay (19) also told his support workers he was “ready to kill” when he later created a disturbance at their offices.

Kay, who appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday, had previously admitted behaving in a threatening manner and the assault he committed in Glenbervie Road, Grangemouth, on March 20 and behaving in a threatening manner at Lorretto Care, Garry Place, Grangemouth on May 24.

Referring to the assault, procurator fiscal depute Mhairi Alexander said: “It was 12.30pm and neighbours heard shouting and swearing and a man shout ‘you’re not leaving with my child’. They looked over the fence and saw the accused in a blue car.

“The accused banged a woman’s head against the car window. The neighbour asked what was going on and told the accused to leave the woman alone. Hearing that the accused replied ‘What’s it got to do with you? Shut your mouth’.

“He said ‘If the police come to my door I’m going to come back and smoke you out’. He also called him a grass and other names. The neighbour was alarmed and called the police.”

The other incident happened two months later when Kay wanted to speak to his support worker.

The procurator fiscal depute said: “The accused banged on the internal staff window and door. He was shouting ‘I want to speak to my key worker – I’m ready to kill. You better get out here, I’m going to go off my head’.

Police were called.

Murray Aitken, defence solicitor, said: “His thought process is clearly wrong.”

Sheriff Derek Livingston said: “His thought process appears to be threatening anyone who gets in his way with violence.”

Kay, 54 Chisholm Place, Grangemouth, was placed on a supervised community payback order for two years with the condition he attend the general offending programme. He was also made subject of a restriction of liberty order for four months and tagged so he could not leave his house between the hours of 7pm and 7am.