A man has been ordered by a sheriff to take his prescription medication after he threw a cup of tea in his ex-partner’s face.
Conor Bardrick yesterday admitted acting in a threatening and abusive manner at an address in the city on Thursday.
The 27-year-old shouted and swore at his ex partner Megan Ross as well as breaking a number of her personal items.
He also squeezed a child’s cup containing tea into Miss Ross’ face.
But although he admitted the two offences at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday, he blamed his violent outbursts on the legal highs he had been taking to substitute his prescription medicine.
Representing the repeat offender solicitor Laura Maitland said her client had stopped taking his regular prescribed medication and had instead been treating himself with legal highs.
She said this was the reason he had reacted in that manner.
Sheriff Mongo Bovey said he was not prepared to deal with the case without background reports, and insisted Bardrick would not be released from custody unless he agreed to start taking his medication properly.
He was also ordered to stay away from Miss Ross until his next court appearance.
Bardrick, of Flat D, 132 Walker Road, Aberdeen, agreed to his bail conditions and will return to court later this month.