31-year-old told to behave after owning up to abuse during vodka-fuelled bust-up at Newtown house

A man involved in a booze-fuelled bust-up with his partner two days after the UK went into lockdown to try to curb the spread of coronavirus has been ordered to behave himself for the next six months.

Park Crescent in Newtown.
Park Crescent in Newtown.

Gary Currie, giving an address in Kelso, appeared from custody at Edinburgh Sheriff Court and pleaded guilty to a charge of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at a house in Park Crescent in Newtown during the early hours of Wednesday last week.

The 31-year-old had a not-guilty plea to a charge of assaulting his partner accepted by the crown, however.

The court was told that the couple had been drinking in their house on Tuesday night last week but, after two bottles of vodka had been drunk, an argument broke out.

Currie, a chef, shouted and swore at her, as well as being abusive, the court was told.

Sentence was deferred for six months for good behaviour.