Accused admonished over threatening behaviour

Jedburgh Sheriff Court
Jedburgh Sheriff Court

A man who threatened to smash his partner’s face has been admonished.

Twenty-five-year-old John Clark, of Princes Street, admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at a house in Burnfoot on July 30.

“At around 3.30am, there was an argument about problems in their two-year relationship,” explained procurator fiscal Graham Fraser.

“They had separated four days before and she started to pack her bags and he began to shout, threatening to smash her face and smash the house,” he continued.

The woman dialled 999 and police could hear her crying loudly.

Solicitor Alison Marshall, defending, told Jedburgh Sheriff Court that the couple had now reconciled and Clark’s partner had accompanied him to court.

“He admitted his guilt from the outset,” said Miss Marshall. “There has been no repetition and the relationship is ongoing.

“Drink was not a factor, and this was out of character,” she added.

Hearing Clark had been of good behaviour during six months of deferred sentence, Sheriff Derrick McIntyre admonished the accused.