Man assaulted partner at Kirkcaldy Bus Station and made threats in town street

A man who admitted assaulting his partner at Kirkcaldy Bus Station has been placed under supervision for 18 months.

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 4:31 pm
Updated Monday, 22nd March 2021, 4:39 pm

James Ross, of Kirk Wynd, also admitted acting aggressively, making threats outside his home address and fighting with a neighbour. For this offence he was placed on a Restriction of Liberty Order for three months.

Ross, 43, appeared before Sheriff Alison Michie at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.

Ross admitted on January 8, 2021 at Kirkcaldy Bus Station he assaulted his partner by grabbing her by the hair and pushing her against a bus stance. He committed the offence while on bail.

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Ross admitted assaulting his partner at Kirkcaldy Bus Station.

He admitted on January 11, 2021 that after being granted bail on the condition he does not approach or contact his partner he failed to comply on March 10, 2021 by repeatedly contacting her.

He further admitted on July 26, 2020 at his home address he behaved in a threatening manner by repeatedly shouting, swearing, uttering threats, acting aggressively and fighting with a man.

The Procurator Fiscal Depute told the court: “On January 8 the accused was seen running through Kirkcaldy Bus Station and he grabbed a female and pushed her against the bus stance. He was shouting aggressively at her. He grabbed her by the hair. This was observed on CCTV and police were called.”

With regards to the bail breach on March 10, the Procurator Fiscal Depute said police attended at the accused’s home address and when they looked at his mobile phone they saw ten phone calls made to a contact which was his partner.

On July 26, 2020 the Procurator Fiscal Depute said the witnesses, including a neighbour of the accused, were returning home from a night out. She said: “When they walked past the accused’s flat they could hear banging and shouting from within. The accused came out and the witnesses asked him to keep the noise down.

"The accused raced upstairs to confront the witnesses. He began shouting at one of them and was extremely aggressive. The accused lunged at the witness and they engaged in a fight.”

The Procurator Fiscal Depute said police were called and the accused was arrested but taken to hospital after feeling unwell.

At around 1.15am the witnesses heard the accused shouting from his flat and he was shouting at their door, making threats. Police were called again.

Ross’ defence agent said his client sees the relationship with his partner as a positive in his life. He said: “The argument at the bus station was over money but he is ashamed of himself for how he reacted and he regrets his actions.”

In terms of the incident with his neighbour, his defence agent said there have been no issues since then and that his neighbour has since moved out and not returned.

Sheriff Michie sentenced him to a Community Payback Order placing him under supervision for 18 months and requiring him to attend courses as directed by his supervising officer. She also placed him on a Restriction of Liberty Order for three months requiring him to be at his home address between 7pm and 7am.

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