Bo'ness teen spitting mad after ex supposedly 'slept with his close pal'

A teenager flew into a rage when he found out his former partner had slept with a friend of his and started spitting on the girl in the street.

By Herald Reporter
Monday, 2nd November 2020, 10:16 am

Jordan McGuire (19) lost the plot and his raging rampage was captured on video – his partner and her friends using a phone to film his violent actions as he followed them down the street, shouting and repeatedly spitting.

Appearing at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Thursday, McGuire had pled guilty to assaulting his former partner and behaving in a threatening manner in Vicar Street, Falkirk on March 7.

He also admitted breaching his bail by contacting his former partner in St John’s Way, Bo’ness on March 21.

McGuire appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Thursday after admitting assaulting his ex partner

The court heard things kicked off after McGuire called his former partner.

Procurator fiscal depute Sean Maher said: “Round about 10pm the witness received a phone call from the accused asking her to meet him outside the pub. He appeared under the influence and agitated.

“She said she did not wish to argue with him and made her way away from him in the company of two others. He followed her, shouting aggressively and spitting at her.

“She began videoing this on her mobile phone. He said she was going to ‘get battered’.”

He also made a sectarian comment about her father as she and her friends entered the nearby Railway Tavern to get away from him.

McGuire was arrested later that evening.

Mr Maher said McGuire told officers he spat on his former partner because she had slept with one of his pals.

McGuire later breached his bail when he contacted his former partner on Snapchat. He said he didn’t car if he was breaching his bail and police could “come and get him”.

Simon Hutchison, defence solicitor, said: “He realised she had been unfaithful to him with one of his very close friends and anger just got the better of him. He realise he shouldn’t have acted in this way.”

Sheriff Christopher Shead placed McGuire, 20 Bo’mains Road, Bo’ness, on a community payback order with the condition he complete 100 hours unpaid within 12 months.