Falkirk court calls for 'stalking risk assessment' for offender

An offender who has repeatedly ignored court orders to refrain from contacting a woman is now being assessed to find out if his behaviour can be classed as a ‘stalking risk’.

By Court Reporter
Monday, 9th August 2021, 11:18 am
Updated Monday, 9th August 2021, 12:58 pm

Lee Burt (33) appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday having admitted breaching his bail conditions by phoning and sending social media messages to the woman at an address in Denny between November 21 and October 15, 2019.

He also pleaded guilty to engaging in an abusive course of conduct by repeatedly contacting the woman and her father by telephone at the same address between October 14 and October 15, 2019.

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Burt appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday to answer for his bail breaches

His most recent bail breach – again for contacting the woman – happened at an address in Alloa on January 25 this year.

Sheriff Simon Collins QC deferred sentenc on Burt, 48 Sprotwell Terrace, Sauchie, for six weeks to September 17 to allow a stalking risk assessment to be carried out.

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