Langlees man who breached bail caught hiding in cupboard

A dad-of-three breached his bail conditions by turning up at his partner’s house but police found him hiding behind a cupboard door.

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 12:30 pm

Andrew Cairns (32), 5 Morar Drive, Langlees, appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday having admitted the breach he committed by entering Millbank Terrace, Maddiston on November 11 last year.

Procurator fiscal depute Katie Cunningham said: “The accused and the witness had been in a relationship for five years and have three children together. Police had gone to the address due to concerns for the accused to see if he was safe and well.

"He was found hiding behind a cupboard door in a bedroom.”

Cairns appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday after admitting his breach of bail conditions

Michael Lowrie, defence solicitor, said: “He was living in homeless accommodation and his partner and his mother came up with a plan to invite him down to see his children that he should have said no too.”

Sheriff Richard MacFarlane placed Cairns on a structured deferred sentence for six months with a review calling on May 27.

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