Man demanded money from Camelon mum and assaulted policeman

A man who demanded money from his mother and made religiously offensive remarks towards her will soon learn his punishment.

Monday, 15th March 2021, 12:30 pm

David Kelso, of no fixed abode, appeared from custody via video link at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday.

He has admitted behaving threateningly at a Camelon home on February 7 by repeatedly shouting and swearing at the woman and uttering offensive comments – a crime which was aggravated by religious prejudice.

Kelso then repeatedly shouted, swore, uttered religiously offensive remarks to police officers, struggled with them and spat on a cell floor at Falkirk Police Station later that day.

David Kelso appeared in court via video link. Picture: Michael Gillen.

The 41-year-old also assaulted a policeman by kicking him on the body.

Defence solicitor Martin Morrow said: “There’s no report. He was remanded in custody for the report.

“He was asking the prison what happened but nobody seems to know. He has a calling next Thursday for a drug treatment testing order review.”

Sheriff Derek Livingston deferred sentence until March 18.

Kelso was remanded in custody.

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