Falkirk offender struck 14-year-old girl on head

Darren Toal (44) let his anger get the better of him when he lashed out and struck a teenage girl on her head with such force it caused her skull to snap back and collide with a wall.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 2nd July 2019, 1:12 pm

Toal, 7 Gilchrist Drive, Falkirk, appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday having admitted the assault he committed in Falkirk on February 24.

Sign up to our daily The Falkirk Herald Today newsletter

Defence solicitor Gordon Addison said: “He just couldn’t control his anger on that day. It’s a human reaction – not a good one, but it does happen.”

Sheriff Derek Livingston placed Toal on a supervised community payback order for 18 months with the condition he complete 110 hours unpaid work within four months.