‘Juvenile’ Laurieston man (46) gave ex the ‘V’ sign

Despite being told by the court to stay away from his former partner, an offender knocked on the window of a shop to get her attention and then stuck his fingers up at her.

Monday, 13th January 2020, 2:28 pm

Frazer Fullarton (46), 155 Grahamsdyke Street, Laurieston, appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday, having admitted behaving in a threatening manner in Grahamsdyke Street, Laurieston on October 8 last year and at the Co-op, Mary Square, Laurieston on November 2, 2019.

Procurator fiscal depute Liam McGuigan said: “It was 7.30pm and the accused was at her car when she became aware of the accused exiting a pub nearby. He looked over at her and shouted abuse.

“She went into a shop for her own safety. The accused walked past the shop, knocked on the window and stuck his fingers up at the witness.”

Stephen Biggam, defence solicitor, said: “It’s unfortunately very pathetic and juvenile. Alcohol had played a part – he had just come out the pub.”

Sheriff Derek Livingston said the level of abuse in this case was not the “worst by any means” and placed Fullarton on a supervised community payback order for two years with the condition he complete 125 hours unpaid work in four months and attend for alcohol counselling.

He was also made subject to a 12-month non-harassment order not to contact his former partner.