Nov 21 2012 by Michael Pringle, Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser
Airdrie Sheriff Court
A man who threatened to “plug” a woman he had been in a relationship with, has been placed on a restriction of liberty order by a sheriff.
Scott Brown (36) of Cumbrae Crescent in Coatbridge appeared at Airdrie Sheriff Court to be sentenced for the offence which took place in the street where he lives and in nearby Cumbrae Place.
Brown made the threats and shouted and swore at an ex-girlfriend and others on March 17 this year.
Fiscal depute Paul Reynolds told the court: “One of the witnesses had been in a relationship for six months with the accused. She was in the house with another person and they heard the accused shouting and swearing outside.
“Then at about 11am that morning they again heard shouting and swearing and she called her grandfather who went to the home address of the accused but there was no answer.
“They then saw Brown walking along and he shouted to them, ‘you are all going to get plugged’ — inferring that they would be stabbed — and, ‘you forget I know where you stay’.
“This forced them to call the police.”
Defence agent Edward Gilroy said in mitigation: “There had been an incident a short time before this and he was angry.
“Mr Brown accepts that he acted in this manner; he did have a relationship with the complainer.”
Sheriff Robert Dickson ordered Brown to remain within his home address between the hours of 6pm and 6am and fined him £500 for failing to appear at an earlier court date on September 17.