Man who demanded money from parents 'too sick' for Falkirk court appearance

A man who repeatedly demanded money from his parents and threatened to damage a property was “too sick” to appear in court.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 12:30 pm

James Baas, 33, whose address was given as HMP Low Moss, East Dunbartonshire, was due to show at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday.

However, he failed to turn up, a day after being released from hospital.

Explaining his client’s absence, defence solicitor Stephen Biggam said: “He isn’t coming. He’s sick and he went to hospital.

James Baas was due to appear at Falkirk Sheriff Court last week. Picture: Michael Gillen.

“He was released yesterday (Wednesday) but he’s too sick to come to court today.”

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Baas had behaved threateningly at a property in Randolph Place, Bannockburn on July 31 last year, where he repeatedly vowed to damage items within a home.

Addressing Baas’ solicitor, Sheriff Christopher Shead said: “I have to check whether the warrant has been passed to police for execution.”

Mr Biggam replied: “It has.”

Sheriff Shead continued the matter until May 6.

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