Threats to turn BBQ into bloodbath

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John Cluckie’s drunken behaviour at a barbecue peaked when he claimed he had a gun and two knives and was “going to start murdering people”.

Appearing at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday, Cluckie (25) admitted behaving in a threatening manner at Manuel Terrace, Whitecross on June 5 and June 6.

Procurator fiscal depute Gavin Whyte said: “The accused arrived at a barbecue uninvited. He said ‘I have a gun and two knives. I’m going to start murdering people’.”

The court heard Cluckie, 5 Ebenezer Place, California, had mental health issues due to substance abuse.

Sheriff Derek Livingston placed Cluckie on a supervised community payback order for two years with the condition he complete 160 hours of unpaid work within six months.