Joiner takes anger out on door during Slamannan incident

An angry joiner damaged his family’s window and door when they refused to let him come in the house.

By Court Reporter
Saturday, 27th February 2021, 12:00 pm

Declan Hogg (24) would not take no for and answer when he was refused access to the house and began shouting and swearing, banging on windows and kicking and punching doors.

Appearing at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Thursday, Hogg had admitted behaving in a threatening manner and damaging property in Bank Street, Slamannan on March 27 last year.

Sean Maher, procurator fiscal depute, said: “It was 4.40pm and family members of Mr Hogg were in the address. At this time the front door went and a male voice was heard shouting ‘It’s Declan’.

Hogg appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Thursday to answer for his threatening behaviour

“The witnesses did not answer the door so Mr Hogg made is way to the front window and began banging it, shouting ‘fat cow’ and challenging people to come out and fight him.

"He thereafter kicked and punched the front door causing damage to it and police were called. Officers attended bu Mr Hogg had already left the area. He was traced at 8.30pm that night at his home.”

The court heard the incident had been a “family matter”.

Sheriff Christopher Shead said: “You have got a bad record and if this case had called before me at first I would have called for a report.”

He fined Hogg, 123 Eastburn Drive, Falkirk £500 to be paid back at a rate of £40 per week and ordered him to pay £150 compensation to his family for the damage he caused to their property.