Denny offender heads to doctor to prove to court he broke his neck

An offender who smashed a window at Falkirk Sheriff Court failed to show up once again on Thursday due to having apparently suffered a broken neck.

By Court Reporter
Friday, 5th August 2022, 7:59 am
Updated Friday, 5th August 2022, 3:38 pm

At an earlier court appearance William Marshall (37) pleaded guilty to recklessly destroying property – smashing a window by kicking it – in the Falkirk Sheriff Court building on July 13, 2020.

Back in February the court heard Marshall, supposedly injured when he fell from a significant height, had now been released from hospital and was recovering at his Stirling home.

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On Thursday, Martin Morrow, defence solicitor, said: “He is not fit to be here – he fell and broke his neck some time ago and he is attending at the doctors today to obtain confirmation of his unfitness to attend court.”

Sheriff Derek Livingston heard Marshall was now staying at 76 Duke Street, Denny.

He continued the case to September 15 for a criminal justice social work report and restriction of liberty order to be carried out.