Fit of temper lands man in court

A man who broke his in-laws satellite dish in a fit of temper was given a community payback order of 175 hours at Stranraer Sheriff Court this week.

Robert Turner, 24, of 31 Beddie Crescent, Wigtown, admitted causing a breach of the peace at his former address, 13 Seaview Terrace, Port William, on June 18 by shouting, swearing, repeat­edly banging and kicking the front door there, twisting and breaking the satellite dish out­side and resisting three police officers trying to handcuff him.

The court heard the accused and his family had been living with his partner’s mother and father in Port William. Turner had left earlier in the evening after rowing with his partner and had returned at 10.30pm, drunk, to find he was locked out.

Solicitor Paul Feeney said drink had been a regular feature of Turner’s offending.

Sheriff Robb warned Turner not to take his frustrations out on other people.