Unpaid work for Methil man who admitted holding a knife against man's neck

A Methil man who admitted assaulting a man by holding a knife against his neck has been placed on a 12-month Community Payback Order and sentenced to 120 hours of unpaid work.

Friday, 15th October 2021, 10:13 am

Ross Wishart, of Methil Brae, appeared at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.

Wishart, 42, admitted that on December 14, 2020 at his home address he assaulted a man by holding a knife against his neck.

The Procurator Fiscal Depute told the court: “At 7.20am the accused and the complainer were consuming alcohol together. Suddenly without warning the accused presented a knife and held it to the complainer’s neck, to his distress.

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The case called at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.

"He thereafter withdrew the knife and put his head in his hands saying ‘what am I doing?’”

The Depute said the accused had said he had not meant to cause the complainer harm but was ‘trying to teach him a lesson’. Police were contacted.

Wishart’s defence lawyer said his client could not remember the incident but that he takes responsibility for his actions.

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