Grangemouth offender found with blade following attack

An offender who turned to violence on two occasions – including one assault where he had possession of a knife at the time – was warned to be of good behaviour.

By Court Reporter
Monday, 2nd May 2022, 11:03 am
Updated Monday, 2nd May 2022, 5:21 pm

Appearing at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday, Murray Forbes (24) had pleaded guilty assaulting a man – striking him on the head – and possessing a knife at the Metro Inn, Beancross Farm, Polmont on August 22 last year.

He also admitted a breach of the peace – engaging in a fight with a man – at an address in Kingseat Avenue, Grangemouth on October 6, 2019.

The court heard Forbes, 29 Burnfoot Court, Grangemouth, was moving to a new address at Mount Farm, California.

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Sheriff Derek Livingston revoked Forbe’s existing community payback and restriction of liberty orders and placed him on a structured deferred sentence for three months to July 28 for him to be of good behaviour and engage with social work.

A review was fixed for six week’s time.