Nine-year-old forced to flee home

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A man’s drunken rage resulted in a nine-year-old child rushing from his mum’s house to fetch his grandparents for help.

Thomas Fullerton (39) appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday having pled guilty to assault and behaving in threatening manner at his 14 Manuel Terrace, Whitecross home on September 5.

The court heard his behaviour was so bad it forced the child, who had been asleep, to run to his grandparents’ house nearby and when his grandfather arrived to see what was going on Fullerton attacked him.

Fullerton was placed on a supervised community payback order for 18 months with a review in three month’s time.