Accusation leads to trouble

A man responded angrily to his partner accusing him of being unfaithful to her with her best friend.

Parker behaving in a threatening manner in Victoria Road
Parker behaving in a threatening manner in Victoria Road

William Parker (37) started shouting and swearing at the woman and kicked at her door while neighbours watched.

Parker, c/o 86 Randyford Street, Falkirk, appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday having pled guilty to behaving in a threatening manner at an address in Victoria Road, Falkirk on November 13 last year.

Procurator fiscal depute Ann Orr said: “The accused and the complainer had been in an on/off relationship for about two-and-a-half years and at some point on November 13 they became involved in an argument regarding him making advances towards her best friend.

“The argument moved into the road outside. Neighbours living nearby heard a male and female engaged in an argument and heard the male call the female a ‘bitch’ and say he wanted his stuff back.

“They then heard her call for help and looking outside they saw the accused kicking a door while he was shouting and swearing at her. They contacted the police who arrived shortly thereafter.

“The accused was detained and taken to the police office.”

Sheriff Derek Livingston said: “This will probably be your last chance. If you get into similar trouble in the future there will be no option but to send you to prison.”

Parker was placed on a supervised community payback order for two years with the condition he attend the Caledonian Project for domestic abuse.