Carradale man fined £300

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Michael Gruber, 45, of Tormhor, Carradale, was fined £300 at Campbeltown Sheriff Court last week, after admitting threatening and abusive behaviour outside his home.

The charge followed an incident which happened on August 20 last year.

At the December 11 sitting of the court, procurator fiscal David Glancy said: ‘This was a chance encounter in a communal car parking area. For reasons not apparent there appears to be some background. Gruber challenged the complainers; he was aggressive and at some stage said he was going to get them.’

Gruber then left and this gave them the opportunity to get back to their house and the police were called.

Sheriff Patrick Hughes said: ‘In a small village sometimes there are tensions between residents.’

He called for reports on Gruber and the case called again last week.

Gruber’s defence agent Charles Drummond said that the reports were ‘an encouraging assessment’.