Falkirk offender made threats to slash relative’s face and throat

A woman called the police after a relative threatened to get a “junkie” to “stab her with a needle” and “stick a knife” in her throat.

At Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday, Michelle Sharp (33) admitted behaving in a threatening manner in Graham Terrace, Airth on October 31 last year. Sharp, 30 Teviot Street, Falkirk, also pled guilty to possession of class A drug heroin at Falkirk Police Station on November 1, 2019.

Procurator fiscal depute Ann Orr said: “The witness was a relative of the accused. It seems they had some dispute between them – a falling out of some description. The accused then sent a number of text messages to the person.

“There were comments like ‘I’m going to get some junkie to stab you with a needle’, ‘when I get hold of you it will be your last breath’ and ‘I’m coming for you – I will stick a knife in your throat’.

“There were six messages over the course of the period and they were all of a similar threatening and abusive nature. One of the messages said ‘I’m going to stab you, slash all your face and throat and then kill myself’.

“Due to the nature of the threats and the threat the accused would attend at her address, she called the police and reported the matter.”

When officers subsequently attended at Sharp’s address they searched her and found a small bag of heroin.

The court heard Sharp had a problem with drugs and was ashamed of her behaviour.

Sheriff Derek Hamilton said: “You have a fairly extensive and varied record and these were serious comments you made to another individual.”

Sharp was placed on a restriction of liberty order to stay in her home from 6pm to 6am for the next three months.