Offender pulled knife on his brother during Stenhousemuir encounter

A heated argument between brothers resulted in one of them pulling a knife and heading out onto the street ranting in Polish.

Part of the angry encounter between Kacper Brylewski (20) and his brother was captured on a mobile phone video. He could be seen out in the street shouting in Polish while holding a knife.

Becoming a “sofa surfer” after his mother threw him out of her home due to his “out of control” cannabis misuse – Brylewski missed a subsequent court appearance and found himself taken into custody.

Brylewski appeared from custody via video link at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday having admitted possession of a knife in public in Ladeside Crescent, Stenhousemuir on January 3 last year.

Brylewski appeared from custody via video link at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday

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Xander Van der Scheer, procurator fiscal depute, said: “It was 1.30pm and the witnesses were within their home address and the accused was living with them. The accused came into the address and was standing in the living room and was very angry with the witnesses.

"He went outside into the street the house and was seen to be carrying a knife while shouting in Polish. This was recorded on a mobile phone by the witness.”

The court heard an argument started between Brylewski, a first offender, and his brother and things escalated from there.

Defence solicitor Simon Hutchison said: “His brother was charged with offences against him. There was an argument between the brothers and they were engaging with each other when he stupidly produced a knife.”

Brylewski's subsequent failure to appear at court was explained.

Mr Hutchison said: “The reason why he didn’t come to court was he had an argument with his mother, who said his cannabis misuse was out of control and then threw him out of the house.

"He was sofa surfing.”

It was stated he had been in prison since June 16.

Sheriff Simon Collins QC placed Brylewski, 4 Sunshine Walk, Coventry, on a supervised community payback order for 12 months with the condition he complete 200 hours unpaid work in that time.

The case was transferred to the relevant authorities down in Coventry.

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