Store worker admonished

Jedburgh Sheriff Court
Jedburgh Sheriff Court

A supermarket worker who shouted and swore at his partner after suspecting she was having an affair, has been admonished, after being of good behaviour during four months of deferred sentence.

Jamie Walsh became suspicious after finding text messages with another man on her mobile phone.

“He now doesn’t think his suspicions were grounded, and believes she was just looking for emotional support,” explained defence solicitor Iain Burke.

Walsh, 26, of Dovemount Place, admitted threatening and abusive behaviour at his home on November 22 last year.

The accused, who works night shifts in a local supermarket stacking shelves, found texts with another man on his partner’s mobile phone.

“He thought she was having an affair and there was an argument between them,” explained procurator fiscal Graham Fraser.

“He left for work at 10pm and a short time later saw the vehicle of the man of whom he was suspicious heading to his home address,” continued Mr Fraser.

“He left work and headed home, and there was another argument, when he called her unsavoury names.”

Walsh returned to work and the police were called.

Mr Burke said the couple had been together for some five years.

“He accepts he began shouting and swearing after finding some text messages of an intimate nature, which caused him to lose his temper,” said Mr Burke.