Grangemouth resident threw item in home and behaved threateningly towards ex

A Grangemouth resident faces having his liberty restricted after he behaved threateningly towards his ex.

By Herald Reporter
Monday, 19th July 2021, 4:45 pm

Ricardo Carvalho, 31, 1 Kingseat Avenue, Grangemouth, repeatedly shouted at the woman, threw a household item around and caused damage at a Denny property on June 13.

Sheriff Derek Livingston said Carvalho had failed to attend a court-ordered social work appointment.

Defence solicitor Lynn Swann said: “He made a mess of things. He missed the appointment when he was working from home.

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Ricardo Carvalho appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Thursday. Picture: Michael Gillen.

“His work terminated his employment. He’d been in contact with the social work department to try and arrange another appointment but was told there wasn’t time.

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“His life seems to have gone into a complete shambles as a result of his conviction. He has a very limited record.”

Sheriff Livingston replied: “Bearing in mind his lack of record, I’m prepared to give him another chance.”

Sentence was deferred for a Criminal Justice Social Work report and restriction of liberty order assessment until August 12.

Bail was continued.

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