Falkirk thug threatened police with razor blades during stand off

A heroin addict held police officers at bay with razor blades during a frightening incident in Falkirk Central Retail Park.

Friday, 2nd April 2021, 9:09 am

Peter Brisbane (52) appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court yesterday having already pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening manner, brandishing razor blades at officers, in the retail park on October 7, 2019.

The court heard Brisbane, 95 Stewart Road, Falkirk, had not been engaging as he should with his community order.

Defence solicitor Michael Lowrie said Brisbane had managed to address his addiction in the past, but he was in a poor state with “anxiety” and things got “awkward” for him.

Brisbane appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court yesterday for a review of his community order

Sheriff Derek Livingston said: “I’m not having your client wasting the time of staff by turning up drunk. If he does not turn up sober and sees who he is allocated to see then I will revoke his order.”

Sheriff Livingston continued the case until May 27 for a further drug treatment and testing order review.