Man who threatened partner's father suffers fall pre-Falkirk court appearance

A man who threatened to harm his partner’s father is expected to learn his punishment next month.

By Jonathon Reilly
Friday, 9th April 2021, 4:45 pm
Updated Friday, 9th April 2021, 4:45 pm

William Cullen, 41, made the threat in Carronshore on May 12, 2020 during a phone call with the woman.

Cullen, 155 Cedar Road, Cumbernauld, was due to appear at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Thursday, but failed to show after suffering a fall.

Gordon Addison, defence solicitor, said: “He fell and landed on his head.”

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William Cullen was due to appear at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Thursday. Picture: Michael Gillen.

He added: “He has had a number of plates inserted.”

Sheriff Derek Livingston said: “He was convicted at Airdrie Sheriff Court on December 22.

“It’s not clear if it’s related to a matter committed during the period of deferment or if it was pre the period of deferment.

“He’s also got another matter outstanding.”

Cullen’s solicitor told the court: “I think it would have been committed during the period of deferment.”

Sentence was deferred until May 20 for Cullen’s personal appearance.

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