Behave yourself, sheriff warns man who threatened police

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A Campbeltown man who threatened police must prove to the sheriff that he can behave himself.

Andrew Allen, of 53C Longrow, admitted uttering a threat of violence, to kill police officers, at his home on August 23 last year.

Procurator fiscal depute Raeesa Ahmed said police visited Allen’s home for another matter and searched the premises.

‘He started shouting and swearing and threatened to kill police officers,’ she told the June sitting of the town’s sheriff court.

Ruben Murdanaigum, defence agent, said Allen had been upset at the state in which he found his home after the search.

‘Everything had been turned upside down,’ he said. ‘There was no resistance or assault.’

Sheriff Patrick Hughes said he would defer sentencing Allen to prove the 41-year-old could be of good behaviour.

‘You should stay out of trouble between now and then,’ he warned Allen.

The case will call again at the October sitting.