Fife man fined £300 for repeatedly banging on windows and attempting to gain entry to property

A Fife man who admitted acting aggressively by repeatedly kicking doors, banging on windows and attempting to gain entry into a property has been fined £300.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 9:46 am

Alexander Fisher, of Pentland Drive, Kennoway, appeared before Sheriff Jamie Gilchrist at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.

Fisher, 40, admitted on various occasions on December 18, 2020 at an address in Langside Avenue, Kennoway, he behaved in a threatening manner by shouting, swearing, acting aggressively and repeatedly kicking doors, repeatedly banging on a number of windows, refusing to leave when asked to do so and attempting to gain entry to the property by preventing a door being closed.

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The case called recently at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.

The Procurator Fiscal Depute told the court: “The witness found the accused sleeping on the kitchen floor. When she asked him to leave, he said no. The accused’s father was contacted and he arrived and took him away.

"At 9.15am the accused came back to the property shouting to be let in. He was banging on the door. The witness didn’t answer and he began kicking the door. He started banging on the rear bedroom window, the back door and the kitchen window. This lasted for 20 minutes before he left.

"At 4.30pm the accused returned and was again banging on the door and windows saying ‘let me in’. He then left. At 9pm the accused returned again and started banging on the windows and doors again asking to get in the property.

"The witness asked her son to tell the accused that she was out. A delivery driver arrived and as the witness opened the door to receive the delivery, the accused pushed past the driver and tried to get into the house.

"The witness and her son were pushing the accused back from the door. The accused put his foot in the door to prevent it from being closed. Police were contacted and arrived at 9.45pm. The accused was arrested.”

Fisher’s defence lawyer the relationship had not ended by that point but it was on rocky ground: “They had been together for ten years. He has a history of drug misuse and had relapsed. His partner wanted him out of the home. He accepts his behaviour was inappropriate. He is engaging with addiction services and now has his own tenancy.”

Sheriff Gilchrist fined him £300.

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