Thieving offender claimed she was trying to avoid confrontation when she breached ASBO

A woman told police she had a shouting match in the street in an attempt to avoid breaching her anti-social behaviour order.

By Herald Reporter
Sunday, 1st November 2020, 12:58 pm

Lousie Quigley (37) tried to head trouble off, by arguing with her partner away from her 6 River Street, Carron home, but her neighbours heard the confrontation and police were informed.

Quigley appeard at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Thursday having pled guilty to breaching her ASBO on September 2. She also admitted stealing nail care items from Well Pharmacy, the Carron Centre, Carron on August 31.

Procurator fiscal Sean Maher said: “She was subject to an ASBO with a number of conditions attached. It was 11.30pm and she was heard shouting and arguing with others at the address.

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Quigley appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Thursday after admitting breaching her ASBO

“This continued for 15 minutes and this was brought to the attention of the police.”

As for the theft, Mr Maher said Quigley had been banned from the pharmacy and was told to leave. CCTV showed she had stolen nail clippers worth £5.69.

Simon Hutchison, defence solicitor, said: “The man concerned was her partner and she was trying to avoid an issue, arguing out in the street to stop in getting in the house. She was trying to stop anti-social behaviour.”

Sheriff Christopher Shead said: “This is your third breach of your ASBO in a very short period of time. You’re standing on the threshold of going into prison again.”

He deferred sentence on Quigley for six months for an updated criminal justice social work report to be compiled and for her to be of good behaviour in that time.