Offender 'shoots himself in the foot' by breaching bail in Laurieston
Alastair King (49) had been given strict court orders not to attempt to contact his former partner in any way, but he was spotted talking to her outside his house and then police found him with her inside his house less than a week later.
Appearing at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday, King had pleaded guilty to breaching his bail conditions not to contact his ex partner at his 69 Grahamsdyke Street, Laurieston home on March 19 and March 25 last year.
Procurator fiscal depute Rebecca Reid said the accused and his ex partner were seen together in conversation with each other and the matter was reported to police.
She added: “On another occasion police received a call from an anonymous informant that the witness was in the company of the accused. Officers chapped the door, but there was no answer so entry was forced to the address.
"On entering the property officers found the accused and his ex partner sitting on the couch in the living room.”
Gordon Addison said King’s ex-partner had gone to his house “of her own accord”.
Sheriff Derek Livingston said: “His complete attitude is it’s not my fault and that’s it. I bear no responsibility for letting her in the house, I bear no responsibility for chatting to her outside the house.
"Your client has shot himself in the foot – his complete lack of remorse really concerns me.”
Sheriff Livingston fined King £470 to be paid back at a rate of £50 per month.