Carron man threatened to take away child and smashed up woman’s glass cabinet

A brute who assaulted his former partner, threatened to take away her child and smashed up a glass cabinet has been jailed.

By Herald Reporter
Monday, 9th March 2020, 11:18 am

John Redding (29) launched into a series of bail breaches when he barged into the woman’s home and began making threats.

Appearing from custody at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday, Redding, 35 Burnside Place, Carron, had admitted breaching bail by approaching the woman in a Carron property on September 12, 2019 and struggling with her, removing her phone from her, preventing the woman from leaving a room, uttering threats of violence at police, kicking toys, striking a glass cabinet with his elbow and breaking the glass and contents within.

He also pled guilty to assaulting a policewoman by pushing her and causing her to fall and injure herself, as well as having a knife in a Carron street.

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Redding again breached bail when he approached the same woman on January 6 this year and assaulted her by pushing her and seizing her neck.

The court heard the incidents started when Redding began an argument with the woman over her new partner.

Procurator fiscal depute Rebecca Scott said: “He began to shout phrases such as ‘I’ll take the wean off you’ and ‘You’re never getting her back’.”

Police were then called by the victim’s mother who had been contacted when things escalated. Shortly afterwards, Redding smashed up the cabinet and ornaments and attacked the officer. A personal search then unveiled the blade.

Trouble flared on January 6 as Redding breached bail to babysit for a child and lost his temper when the woman came home and put music on.

Defence solicitor Gordon Addison said the January 6 argument began because the witness had asked Redding to babysit and returned home “inebriated”.

Redding was jailed for 14 months, backdated to January 7, and made subject to a two-year non-harassment order in which he must not enter a Carronshore street.