Community pay back order for breaking window at Mansfield Park

A teenage woman smashed a window in the Hawick Rugby Club stand after becoming annoyed that a male friend had hidden a knife from her, Jedburgh Sheriff Court has been told.

Thursday, 4th February 2021, 4:44 pm
Mansfield Park in Hawick.

The man had initially contacted police at around 11.30pm on May 8, claiming 19-year-old Chloe Gallacher was feeling low and that he was concerned she was suicidal.

He traced her to the stand at Hawick Rugby Club, where she was found to be intoxicated.

Depute fiscal Connor Muir said officers arrived on the scene and quickly established Gallacher – who was on holiday in Hawick – was not feeling suicidal and they took her home and left her in the care of the man.

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However, she and the man continued to drink alcohol in his home and her behaviour deteriorated once more as they walked along Mansfield Road.

Mr Muir said: "She was attempting to climb over fences. They arrived at the rugby club and sat in the stand.

"The accused asked the witness to retrieve cigarettes from her rucksack, but when he searched it he found a knife inside and decided to hide the knife under a seat in the stand.

"The accused discovered the knife was missing and demanded that the man return it to her and when he refused she became irate

"She smashed a window at the top of the stand with her right hand."

Mr Muir said that at 4.40am, the man phoned the police again to report the incident.

She went on to threaten paramedics and kicked a constable on the chest, laughing as she did this.

Gallacher was assessed by medical staff and found to be in full control of her actions.

She was cautioned and charged in relation to one of the charges and replied: "I don't care."

The cost of the damage to the window was put at £150.

The court was told that Gallacher is a student based in Kilmaurs, Ayrshire, and receives a bursary of £168 per fortnight.

She was ordered to pay £150 compensation for the damage to the window at the rate of £10 per month.

Gallacher was given a 15 months community pay back order with supervision.