Rothesay man admits delivering threatening letter

A Rothesay man posted a letter through the door of a local business with a drawing of a person hanging and dripping blood, the town’s sheriff court heard this week.

Thomas Pollock (42), address given as Flat 2/2, 6 Hillhouse Road, pleaded guilty to behaving in a manner likely to cause fear and alarm in others by delivering a letter which contained abusive and threatening messages and threatening pictures.

The letter was delivered to a shop premises in East Princes Street on November 11 or 12 with the hand-written note ‘For Your Sister’.

Robert Dundas, defending, said that on the day the letter was delivered Pollock had not been taking his medication and was suffering badly from toothache.

He also said there had been bad feeling between Pollock and the businessman’s sister – Pollock’s neighbour – over loud noise coming from Pollock’s flat.

Sentence was deferred for three months for Pollock to be of good behaviour.