£300 fine for purse theft

Stealing his partner’s purse and assaulting her resulted in a £300 fine for a man who appeared from custody on Tuesday at Stranraer Court.

Edward Black also admitted assaulting Diane Rainford to her injury in Jubilee Road, Newton Stewart, last Sunday. Solicitor Michael Kilkerr said the accused had alcohol issues and the relationship had been abusive on both sides. He had taken the purse in tit-for-tat retaliation as the complainer had taken his wallet a few days earlier.