Langlees offender's luck runs out as arrest warrant is issued

An offender was given a second chance when he failed to turn up at court last month but when he was once again a no show on April 1 there was no fooling around.

Sunday, 4th April 2021, 12:42 pm

Ricky Keen (23) failed to appear at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Thursday with no good excuse – after failing to appear two weeks earlier.

On that occasion visiting Sheriff Richard MacFarlane took pity on him and – instead of issuing a warrant for his arrest – continued the case to April 1 and Keen’s personal appearance on that date.

Sheriff Derek Livingston, however, issued an arrest warrant.

Keen failed to appear at Falkirk Sheriff Court once again and this time a warrant for his arrest was issued

"He has quite a history of failing to appear – there was a warrant for his arrest in December,” he said.

Keen had previously pleaded guilty to the breach of the peace he committed at his 64 Seaforth Road, Langlees home on November 14 last year, when he shouted, swore and made threats of violence.