Bo’ness offender called police officers ‘gimps’

James Johnston (38) admitted struggling with police officers – who he referred to as “gimps” – and behaving in a threatening manner in Grahams Road, Falkirk on October 2 last year.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 16th March 2020, 10:52 am

Procurator fiscal depute Katie Cunnningham said: “It was 4.05pm and police on mobile patrol saw the accused stumbling on the pavement – he appeared confused and lost. Concerned for his welfare, officers approached him and noticed his pupils were dilated and he was slurring his words.

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“He was cautioned and detained and began shouting and swearing at officers, calling them gimps. The police officers attempted to search him and saw him try to discard a black plastic bag. He then attempted to break free from the officers’ grasp.”

Sheriff Derek Livingston ordered Johnston, 6 School Brae, Bo’ness, to complete 120 hours unpaid work within four months.