Man awarded £50 compensation for soaking

Campbeltown Sheriff Court.
Campbeltown Sheriff Court.

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A 50-year-old Campbeltown woman must pay £50 compensation to a neighbour’s son after pouring foul-smelling water over him from an upstairs window while he played in the garden below with his young child.

Adela Stimson of 4 Pensioners Row, New Quay Street, had previously been found guilty of the incident of threatening or abusive behaviour, which happened on a hot summer day, July 21, last year.

She had denied the act was deliberate, saying the stale water from a vase had spilled accidentally when she had opened a window and it tipped over.

After finding her guilty at Campbeltown Sheriff Court, Sheriff Patrick Hughes deferred sentence for four months for Stimson to show she could be of good behaviour.

When she appeared before the court again last week, he ordered that she pay the man compensation.

‘I hope I do not see you back in court; you must make sure there is no further occurrence,’ said the sheriff.