Denny man punched partner and threw her phone at TV

A Denny man who punched his partner and launched her phone at a television has been ordered to be of good behaviour.

By Herald Reporter
Monday, 22nd February 2021, 12:30 pm

Ross Bourne, 31, of 15 Kilbirnie Terrace, appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court from custody via video link last Thursday.

He had previously admitted assaulting the woman by punching her on the body, to her injury, at his home on June 10, 2019.

Bourne then pleaded guilty to behaving threateningly at a Denny property on January 21, 2020 when he shouted and swore at his partner, seized her mobile and threw it at a TV, causing damage to both items.

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Ross Bourne, of Denny, appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court via video link last week. Picture: Michael Gillen.

The offender also breached a non-harassment order by having direct contact with the woman, while on bail, on January 31 last year.

Bourne also breached a bail condition that day by contacting the victim.

His defence solicitor said Bourne had been made subject to a community payback order.

The lawyer continued: “He’s coming towards the end of an 18-month period of imprisonment. His release date is March 1.

“Sheriff Christopher Shead was presiding on October 26 when the adjusted plea was tendered.

“He was aware he still had a large amount to go on the community order so deferred to see if he should require a further community payback order.”

The solicitor asked for the matter to be continue to make sure Bourne complies with the order once he’s released.

Sheriff Derek Hamilton continued matters until June 17 for Bourne to be of good behaviour and to review the progress of his community payback order.

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