Bonnybridge man 'loses plot' - warned for wasting police time

A troubled offender who “just loses the plot occasionally” was told off by a sheriff for needlessly tying up police services.

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 12:30 pm

Steven Anderson (47) appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday having admitted wasting police time at his 8 Hunter Gardens, Bonnybridge home on January 31.

Defence solicitor William McIntyre said it was a very “unusual and bizarre” case which would see Anderson telephone the police in a state of distress, then be perfectly fine when they came round to check on him.

Mr McIntyre added: “He just loses the plot occasionally and phones the police for help.”

Anderson appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday having admitted wasting police time

It was stated Anderson was on the phone with police call handlers for around an hour before officers turned up at this door.

Sheriff Richard MacFarlane said Anderson’s actions were tying up police services which may have been required by someone in genuine need of help.

He placed Anderson on a structured deferred sentence for six months with a review of the order calling on May 20.

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