Accused confessed assault

A man who contacted the police to confess he had assaulted his girlfriend after an all day drinking session appeared from custody at Stranraer Sheriff Court on Tuesday.

Thirty-two-year old Steven Thomson, 4 Second Sands, Port William, admitted pushing Colette Brown over at Bridge North in Monreith on Monday. Procurator Fiscal Kirsty McGowan told the court that the accused and the complainer had been drinking cans of strong cider since midday with his family at his mother’s home in Monreith. Later in the day Miss Brown fell out with Thomson’s sister and the accused became involved in the row which led to him pushing Miss Brown over. He then contacted the police to tell them what he had done. When asked by police why he pushed her, Thomson replied: “To get her out of my face”. Defending solicitor Jocelyn Aitken said this was a “drink fuelled incident”. Sheriff Carmichael deferred sentence for six months to see if Thomson could be of good behaviour.