Jail sentence for Springfield man

Cupar Sheriff Court.
Cupar Sheriff Court.
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A YOUNG Springfield man with a record of violence is behind bars after being caught with a knife in a Cupar Street.

Ramsay Trabelsi (22), whose address was given as 40 Crawley Crescent, was jailed for six months by Sheriff Charles Macnair.

He’d previously admitted being in the possession of the knife in Balgarvie Crescent on June 26 this year.

Depute fiscal John Logue told Cupar Sheriff Court that Trabelsi was being sought by police in relation to another matter.

He was searched as he was arrested and they found a lock knife with a 3.5in blade in a back pocket of his trousers.

Solicitor Cheryl Wallace told the court that Trabelsi, who now had no fixed address after falling out with his family, was carrying the knife for protection although he accepted it was illegal. He had been stabbed himself at the age of 15 and ‘a lot of people were after him.’

Passing sentence, Sheriff Macnair told him: “The knife was carried with the purpose of using it if you considered it to be necessary, but it can never be necessary. Society will not put up with people carrying knives.”

He said that given Trabelsi’s violent record - which included four assaults, one with a hammer, as well as two police assaults - he had no alternative other than impose a custodial sentence.