Policemen put into headlock in Stenhousemuir assault

Two policemen found themselves held in a headlock position after attending an incident in Stenhousemuir.

Monday, 25th March 2019, 1:05 pm
Updated Monday, 25th March 2019, 1:18 pm

James Fullarton (37), a prisoner at Low Moss Prison, near Glasgow, admitted behaving in an threatening or abusive manner on January 10, 2019 at Bruart Avenue, Stenhousemuir by repeatedly brandishing a glass bottle, shouting and challenging police officers to fight and threaten them with violence.

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Appearing at Falkirk Sheriff Court from custody, Fullarton further pleaded guilty to assaulting two police officers by seizing them both by the neck and holding them in a headlock.

One of the officers was also punched on the head by Fullarton and had his eye “repeatedly gouged”.

Sheriff John Mundy deferred sentence until April 15 for a psychiatric assesment but warned Fullarton that a custodial sentence was still “at the forefront” of his mind.