A north-east man who “stormed” into a pub to confront his former partner about their break-up has been given an opportunity to prove he can stay out of trouble.
Scott Falconer appeared at Peterhead Sheriff Court yesterday to admit shouting and swearing at Morgan McLeod at the Brucklay Arms Hotel in New Deer on September 6.
The 36-year-old pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening and abusive manner likely to cause a reasonable person to suffer fear and alarm.
Depute Fiscal Callum Thomson told the court: “The complainer and the accused had been together for eight months and resided together.
“On Friday August 31, however, the complainer ended the relationship due to his controlling behaviour and went to stay with her mother.
“She removed her belongings from his property on September 6.
“A 9.15pm on the same day the accused stormed into a bar where he began to shout and swear at the complainer, who felt frightened and scared.
“The accused was later traced and arrested.”
Defence agent Andrew Ormiston said Falconer, of Auchreddie Croft, New Deer, had gone to the bar to ask Ms McLeod about their break-up.
The solicitor said the couple were now considering getting back together, adding: “He regrets his actions ad recognises he was wrong.
“The complainer was considering moving to Wales with her mother, but she has decided to stay in the area with a view to reconciling the relationship.”
Sheriff Christine McCrossan deferred sentence on Falconer for six months for him to be of good behaviour.