Man who called woman abusive, derogatory names in Falkirk due back in court

A man who called a woman abusive and derogatory names before resisting arrest should soon discover his punishment.

By Herald Reporter
Monday, 19th July 2021, 10:50 am

John Gallagher, 25, 14e Ashley Terrace, Alloa, appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday.

Gallagher had pleaded guilty to behaving threateningly by shouting, swearing at the woman and making the derogatory remarks, while on bail, in Falkirk on December 26, 2020.

He also obstructed officers by tensing his arms and struggling to prevent handcuffs being applied and breached bail conditions not to approach or contact the woman by repeatedly contacting her via social media the next day.

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John Gallagher, of Alloa, appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last week. Picture: Michael Gillen.

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Addressing Sheriff Derek Livingston last week, his defence solicitor said: “A report was called for and a letter has been submitted indicating the report is not available.”

Sheriff Livingston chose to defer sentence until Thursday, July 29 for the reports which were previously ordered to be made available.

Gallagher’s bail order was allowed to continue.

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