Tamfourhill mum was only trying to protect son from drugs

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A mum claimed she was only trying to protect her son from the dangers of illegal drugs when she damaged a car and a front foor.

Laura Gaerty (41), 29 Carrick Place, Tamfourhill, admitted threating behaviour in Thornton Avenue, Bonnybridge on March 14.

Last Thursday, defence solicitor Lynn Swan told Falkirk Sheriff Court Gaerty had concerns for her 18-year-old son and the potential for him to be supplied drugs while he was staying at this father’s address.

She only went to speak to her son’s father, but things escalated from there and the damage was caused.

Sentence was deferred for six months to February 21, 2019, for Gaerty to be of good behaviour in that time.