Westquarter offender sent abusive texts to his ex

A man who was told to be of good behaviour after admitting sending abusive texts to his former partner was said to have “technically” stayed out of trouble over the last six months – despite charges of another domestic offence supposedly looming.

Saturday, 3rd April 2021, 12:48 pm

James Robertson appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Thursday having admitted behaving in a threatening manner in Greenpark Drive, Polmont, sending abusive text messages to his ex partner on August 5, 2019.

The court heard there was supposedly a case pending from January this year against Robertson which featured domestic assault charges.

However, John Mulholland, defence solicitor, said Robertson had not been charged with any such crime.

Robertson appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Thursday after sending an abusive text message to his former partner

"Technically speaking he has not, not been of good behaviour,” said Mr Mulholland.

Sheriff Derek Livingston deferred sentence on Robertson, 6 Ash Grove, Westquarter, for six months to September 30 for his good behaviour and to await the outcome of outstanding matters.