Westquarter man slashed neighbour's car tyres over offensive comment about disabled children

A Westquarter man who slashed a fellow resident’s car tyres after they made offensive remarks about disabled children has been ordered to pay compensation.

Monday, 10th May 2021, 12:30 pm

Lindsay Baird, 51, 4 Oak Bank, Westquarter, admitted wilfully damaging property belonging to another by striking two tyres of a vehicle in Oak Bank on February 17, 2020.

Baird appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Thursday.

Defence solicitor Simon Hutchison told Sheriff Derek Livingston his client had already paid “a minimum of £60” to the man.

Lindsay Baird was ordered to pay compensation at Falkirk Sheriff Court after slashing two car tyres. Picture: Michael Gillen.

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However, procurator fiscal depute Amy Sneddon said: “My office says it hasn’t received any money from this person.”

The solicitor told the court the cause of the incident related to an offensive comment made by the complainer concerning disabled children.

Mr Hutchison added: “My client was absolutely furious about what the gentleman had said.”

Sheriff Livingston ordered Baird to pay £90 in compensation for the damage he caused to the vehicle.

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