Feb 3 2010 Airdrie & Coatbridge
A COATBRIDGE woman has been fined for causing a breach of the peace outside her fiance’s Gartlea home.
Ashley Boyle pleaded guilty by letter to behaving in a disorderly manner in Hillfoot Road on November 2, repeatedly striking and kicking a door and placing two men in a state of fear and alarm.
Sheriff Morag Galbraith called Boyle’s behaviour “appalling” as she heard details of the 24-year-old’s conduct towards her partner of four years and a neighbour who came to investigate the incident.
Fiscal depute Agnes Meek said: “The complainer was at home at 8.20pm when the accused arrived and demanded access. He didn’t open the door but recognised the voice.
“She shouted, ‘let me f****** in, open the f****** door,’ and began banging on the door.
“The complainer contacted police but she shouted, ‘I’m not f****** leaving till you open this f****** door’.
“At 9pm, a witness in his home immediately opposite was listening to music and heard shouting and banging, and went to investigate.
“He asked her to be quiet as there were elderly people staying in the flats and was told to ‘f*** off’.
“He went back to his flat and subsequently saw officers attending.”
Defence solicitor Rowan Myles told Airdrie Sheriff Court: “She had partaken of alcohol. Her partner was supposed to turn up at a particular time but didn’t and she went to the address.
“They had had a spat on the telephone and she wanted to speak but he refused to answer the door and she lost her temper.
“She’s very much embarrassed that this came to the attention of others.
“Matters are entirely resolved and this was simply a blip which she wants to put behind her.”
Boyle, of Corsewall Street, was fined £170 by Sheriff Morag Galbraith.
SENTENCE has been deferred on a Townhead man who assaulted and spat at a doctor and a police officer in an incident at Monklands Hospital.
Lee Cunningham additionally had a short jail term imposed for breaching bail conditions on two occasions last summer.
The 36-year-old, who appeared from custody at Airdrie Sheriff Court, admitted failing to adhere to orders not to enter Corsewall Street in Blairhill, Coatbridge, not to contact a named female living there, and breaking a 7pm-7am home curfew on July 22 last year.
He also admitted breaching the restriction of liberty order by being found in Coatbridge’s Main Street at 8.50pm on September 3. Sheriff Morag Galbraith imposed 30-day sentences for each offence.
Cunningham, of Witchwood Court, also admitted assaulting, obstructing or hindering a doctor and then a police officer at the hospital on September 4, spitting at both of them and lashing out with his arms and legs.
He also admitted shouting, swearing and uttering threats of violence during the incident, which took place while he was on bail. The sheriff deferred sentence until May 12 for background reports.
A KIRKWOOD man was admonished after admitting being in possession of heroin in Coatbridge town centre.
Edward John Higgins pleaded guilty to having the class A drug at Coatbank Way on May 31, 2008, and was dismissed by Sheriff Morag Galbraith.
She praised the 43-year-old’s “compliance” and noted: “I’m certainly gratified that there was nothing over Christmas.”
Higgins, of Craigend Drive, had sentence deferred until May on a further charge of assaulting a man and woman at Viewfield Road in Coatbridge on February 27, 2008.
SENTENCE will be passed later this month on a man who pleaded guilty to causing a disturbance in the accident and emergency department at Monklands Hospital
Thomas Stafford Chambers, of Langholm Crescent, Wishaw, admitted “assaulting, obstructing or hindering” a doctor, shouting, swearing, flailing his arms and disrupting the administration of healthcare in the incident on September 17.
Sheriff Morag Galbraith told the 56-year-old, who was representing himself from the dock: “You’d be well advised to speak to a solicitor.”
Instead, she deferred sentence until February 24 for background reports, saying: “I want to see what’s behind this.”
A PLAINS man was sentenced to probation and community service after stealing clothing from a store in Coatbridge.
Thomas Manson admitted stealing three shirts from the Main Street branch of Peacocks on October 17, while on bail.
Fiscal depute Agnes Meek advised the court that the items were worth £21 and were fully recovered from the 28-year-old and a co-accused.
Sheriff Morag Galbraith sentenced Manson, of Wallace Street, to 80 hours of community service and 12 months’ probation.