A Fort William man has been ordered to be of good behaviour for six months after pleading guilty to shouting and swearing at his ex-partner.
Scott Peden, of The Corries, Claggan, admitted uttering offensive remarks causing fear and alarm, but in his defence, his solicitor said he had found out that his wife had been unfaithful shortly before February 7, the day of the incident.
36-year-old Peden had caused concern to his family by going missing, as procurator fiscal Alison Young told Fort William Sheriff Court: “The lady in question did not report this matter until July this year.
“At that time she was concerned about his whereabouts and she phoned the police.”
The police found Mr Peden and took him back to the family home in Camaghael Road, where the incident occurred.
Ms Young continued: “He then got more agitated when he came back home.” The argument got “out of control”, and it was reported to the police.
Ms Young asked defence agent Stephen Kennedy if he would enlighten the court on whether the couple were still together, or not.
“This relationship is well and truly over, they had been married for 10-and-a-half years and there are four children between the ages of three and 12”, confirmed Mr Kennedy .
Sheriff Gary Aitken said: “I am deferring sentence on you for six months.”
The case will be called again on April 23.