Community payback for Girvan man

AN EX-Girvan man has been sentenced to 100 hours community service after threatening a former friend on Dalrymple Street.

Marc Millar, 22, formerly of 40 Birch Terrace, Girvan, was brought from custody before Ayr Sheriff Court on Monday, and pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening and abusive manner towards a former friend.

The court heard how, at around 2.15pm on February 20, police were called to a shop on Girvan’s Dalrymple Street where Mr Wilson was reportedly shouting and swearing.

The court heard how Mr Wilson had verbally abused a man, his friendship with whom had ended around Christmas 2011, telling him: “If you ever talk about me again there will be trouble.”

Defence solicitor Colin Adam told the court Mr Wilson, who had already undertaken two periods of community service recently, accepted it had been “stupid” to say anything to the man, and said the confrontation was over in a matter of seconds.

He confirmed Mr Wilson has since removed himself from the Girvan area and is now living in Ayr.

Mr Wilson also pleaded guilty to an additional charge of perverting the course of justice, when at around 12.05am on September 8 on Newbridge Street in Ayr he pretended to police officers that he was David Wilson.

Sheriff John Montgomery told Mr Wilson: “It is high time you were screwing the nut,” before sentencing him to 100 hours community payback.