Denny domestic led to police being called

Words failed an “intelligent and articulate” offender who attacked her partner after accusing him of cheating on her and then refused to let him leave their flat.

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 7:30 am

Megan Munro (20) appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday having admitted the assault she committed at an address in Hunter Gardens, Denny on July 25.

Sean Maher, procurator fiscal depute, said: “Parties involved in this matter had been in a relationship for around three years. They were enjoying a drink together with another individual.

"As the evening continued they all had a drink, spending time within the living room. The accused became annoyed about something and accused her partner of cheating on her and other issues.

Munro appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday to answer for the assault she committed on her partner

"She then tried to strike him on the face, but was prevented from doing doing so and then she left.”

Munro then began to move back and forth between the flat and the common close.

"When the witness made attempts to leave he was prevented from doing so by her blocking him and the matter was brought to the attention of police,” said Mr Maher.

Defence solicitor Martin Morrow said: “She was 19 years at the time of the offence and this relationship continues. She was in care between the age of 15 to 18 and her mother died when she was 19 – she has had a fairly traumatic four years.

“She is articulate and intelligent and is now doing a course in tourism at college.”

Sheriff Christopher Shead placed Munro, c/o Main Street, Carronshore, on a supervised community payback order for 18 months and told her to complete 50 hours unpaid work within nine months.