Asbo breach woman avoids jail term

A ROTHESAY woman who broke the terms of an anti-social behaviour order by shouting and swearing at her home in the town avoided jail when she appeared at the local sheriff court on Monday.

Susan Elliott, (42), address given as 4C Dewar Avenue, Rothesay, also appeared on three more charges of breaching the peace between September last year and June of this year.

Elliott had been charged in connection with separate incidents on September 4 last year and on January 9, June 1 and June 15 this year, all at her home address.

She admitted playing music at an excessive volume, shouting, swearing and behaving in a disorderly manner.

Sheriff John Herald told Elliott: "You will remain on probation, and I will defer sentence for good behaviour until September 20.

He continued, "But rest assured, any breach of these conditions will not bode well for you."

* Rothesay man Brad Davies was fined 150 at the town's sheriff court on Monday after pleading guilty to a charge of assault.

The court was told that Davies (21), address given as 135L High Street, had met man with an injured hand, bleeding quite profusely, in the early hours of July 5 last year.

Davies, the court heard, complained that blood was covering his shirt, and asked the complainer to move away. When he didn't, Davies punched him in the face.

Davies was later traced by the police, and gave the reasons for his behaviour in a frank manner.

Sheriff Herald stated: "These are quite peculiar circumstances you've found yourself in."

Davies was given seven days to pay the fine.

* An assault outside a Rothesay licensed premises earned a local man a 500 fine when he appeared at the town's sheriff court on Monday.

The court was told that Richard Murphy (33), address given as Flat 2/2, 21 Mill Street, was seen on CCTV with a group of people outside the Golfers Bar in East Princes Street at around 1am on August 23, 2009.

Murphy had been seen being pushed, apparently for fun, by another member of the group for a short time. Murphy and the complainer then fell to the ground, and Murphy then began to punch and kick his victim, though after the police attended and arrested Murphy his victim declined to make a complaint.

Sheriff John Herald said: "Looking through your record, there have only been six consecutive months where you have not appeared before me.

"And although the victim hasn't made a complaint against you, we have the benefit of CCTV."