Tyres slashed ‘out of anger’

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A ROTHESAY resident who slashed a vehicle’s tyres with a metal blade found himself facing a total financial penalty of £270 when he appeared at the town’s sheriff court this week.

George McCuish (55), address given as 10A Dewar Avenue, had pleaded guilty on a previous court appearance to committing the offence in Colbeck Place on December 4.

Jim Hannay, defending, said McCuish had met a former girlfriend for a few drinks earlier in the day; they parted on the understanding that she was going to leave her new partner later that day and return to McCuish.

However, not having heard anything further by late evening, McCuish telephoned the woman and was told things had not been sorted out; as he walked back from the home of another friend, he passed the home of his former girlfriend’s new partner, picked up a piece of metal and slashed the tyre twice “out of anger”.

Sheriff Herald imposed a £150 fine and ordered McCuish to pay £120 in compensation for the damage to the tyre.