An offshore construction manager accused of harassing his former partner walked free from court yesterday.
Alan Geddes had faced allegations that he had confronted Lisa Conlon in the Sainsbury’s Local store in Rosemount Place, Aberdeen, in January and later waited outside her home in his car.
The 52-year-old denied the claims and appeared at the city’s sheriff court yesterday, when he was found not guilty.
The court heard from witness Alan Morton, manager of the shop, who said he had overheard an argument between the couple, in which Ms Conlon had raised her voice to Mr Geddes.
Mr Morton said he then saw her pointing at Mr Geddes but could not hear what he said in response.
Constable Gary Jobson then took the stand and identified Mr Geddes from store CCTV shot both inside and outside the store.
Under cross examination from fiscal depute Colin Neilson, Mr Geddes denied harassing Ms Conlon.
He said he had “bumped into” her in the shop, where an argument ensued, before he left to avoid a row and went to his car.
Mr Morton said he had then “stupidly” decided to approach her again in an effort to resolve their issues.
However, he denied banging on her car window and “making a gesture” at her.
Mr Neilson put it to him that he had driven to Ms Conlon’s home in Beechgrove Terrace later that evening and sat outside in his car.
However, Mr Geddes strenuously denied the allegations and insisted he had been in the area while he was on his way to visit his sister who was a patient in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary at the time.
Sheriff Grant Hutchison found Mr Geddes not guilty.