Offender spits on and abuses partner during Carronshore domestic

After calling his partner a “cow”, a ‘fat little lump” and spitting on her a domestic offender then said he loved her and would miss her.

By Court Reporter
Sunday, 25th July 2021, 11:24 am

Appearing at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Thursday, Greg Smith (30) had admitted behaving in a threatening manner at an address in Westerton Terrace, Carronshore on January 24 and breaching his bail conditions at the same location on January 25.

Rebecca Reid, procurator fiscal depute, said: “The accused and the witness had been in a relationship for around two months and for nearly all of this time they lived together at the address.

"It was 11am and the witness was in her bed when the accused entered and shouted ‘You think you can just lie there like a little fat lump – you’re a cow, you’re just a fat lump’.

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Smith appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Thursday to answer for his threatening behaviour

"The witness said she felt spit on her face and told the accused to get away from her, to which he replied ‘Or what?’. At 1pm the witness left the address with her son, telling the accused she was going out, to which he stated ‘that’s fine, do what you want’.

"While she was away she contacted the accused and asked him to leave the address. He replied ‘No I’m not going anywhere’ so she contacted police and reported the matter.”

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Smith was forbidden from having any contact with the witness but he contacted a third party to pass a message onto her a day after the threatening behaviour offence.

The procurator fiscal depute said: “The accused contacted a friend of the witness saying ‘Can you tell her I’m sorry and I love her and I miss her’.”

The court heard Smith stated he was extremely remorseful for his behaviour.

Sheriff Derek Livingston said: “I’m prepared to deal with this matter with a non-custodial sentence because you have been of good behaviour since this matter and there does appear to be genuinely remorseful.”

He placed Smith, 13 Gilburn Place, Bo’ness, on a supervised community payback order for three years and made him subject to a restriction of liberty order, meaning he has to stay in his home between 7pm and 7am for the next nine months.

A restrictive movement order was also made preventing him from entering Westerton Terrace, Carronshore for nine months.

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