Another jail sentence for Tayport teen who stabbed his brother

Cupar Sheriff Court.
Cupar Sheriff Court.
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A youth jailed for three-and-half years last week for stabbing his brother has had another 150 days added to his sentence after assaulting a girl who refused to sleep with him.

Noel Barclay (19) went back to the girl’s house in Garvie Brae, Tayport, in the hope that ‘something would develop’, Cupar Sheriff Court has heard.

But when she spurned his advances, he grabbed her by the throat and pushed her on the body before going outside armed with a crowbar.

Barclay, a grouse beater, was jailed in the High Court in Perth on March 27 for leaving his brother Sean permanently disfigured after stabbing him three times during a ‘trivial’ argument over a dog.

At a previous hearing in Cupar, he had admitted assaulting the girl on February 26 last year and having a crowbar in his possession.

Sentence was deferred to await the outcome of the High Court case and he appeared from custody before Sheriff Charles Macnair, who told him that he considered a further period of imprisonment was necessary.

“This was a nasty assault which appears to have arisen from the refusal of the complainer to sleep with you,” he told Barclay.

“She was fully entitled to do that and you were not entitled under any circumstances to use violence against her.

“You then went out into a public place with a crowbar.”

Barclay’s solicitor Douglas Williams told the court that the pair were friends but not in a relationship. They had been on a night out and he had hopes that something would develop.

There was an argument and it ended up with him being outside with a crowbar that she kept behind her sofa.