'Smashing' day in The Bog for Falkirk offender

An offender took a claw hammer and shattered the windscreen of a parked car.

Monday, 17th May 2021, 12:00 pm

Alan Gibson (38), 132 Westfield Street, Falkirk, appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Thursday having admitted threatening behaviour against his former partner in Main Street, Avonbridge on January 27 and damaging property – smashing a car windscreen with a claw hammer – in Westfield Street, in The Bog area of Falkirk, on May 3 last year.

Procurator fiscal depute Robbie McDougall said the woman had received a phone call from Gibson where he stated he was coming to her address to “smash her face in”.

On a separate occasion a woman was awoken because Gibson was outside smashing up a car.

Gibson appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Thursday to answer for his threatening behaviour and destruction of property offences

She went outside and saw the windscreen of the vehicle had been shattered and contacted police.

There was no information on the cost of the damage to the car so Sheriff Christopher Shead deferred sentence until June 3 to obtain the financial details.