Grangemouth offender threatened to kill ex before he drove his car at her

Richard Campbell (32) contacted his former partner and, at various stages of the phone calls, threatened to kill her and ruin her life.

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 12:38 pm

Campbell, from Grangemouth, then took his threatening behaviour a stage further by actually driving his car at her while she was standing at the Helix, home of the famous Kelpies.

Appearing at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday, Campbell had pleaded guilty to engaging in abusive conduct towards his ex-partner on April 17 and April 30 last year.

Procurator fiscal depute Katie Campbell said the complainer received a phone call from Campbell, who, swearing at her almost continuously throughout the call, made a number of vile threats, including stating he wanted to ruin her life by posting something on Facebook and he would do so unless she came round to meet him and engage in sexual intercourse.

Campbell appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court to answer for the threats he made against his ex partner

When she said that would be rape, he replied “good”.

She blocked his telephone number and then received another call from him on a withheld number, which she recorded using an i-pad.

Campbell said “I swear I will kill you” and threatened to rape her. He also demanded she get rid of her current partner.

The procurator fiscal said on a later date, Campbell caught up with the woman at the Kelpies and drove his car at her, swerving at the last moment to avoid her.

Sheriff Richard MacFarlane continued the case for four weeks until April 15 to find out more information regarding a non-harassment order which would prevent Campbell from having any contact with his victim.

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