Bo’ness man jailed for sending threatening messages

Picture Michael Gillen. CAMELON. Falkirk Sheriff Court exterior.
Picture Michael Gillen. CAMELON. Falkirk Sheriff Court exterior.

Steven Watson (31) from Bo’ness caused his partner fear and alarm with his threatening behaviour, a court has heard.

Appearing from custody at Falkirk Sheriff Court last week, Watson, of Hadrian’s Way, Bo’ness, admitted the offence he committed on June 18.

The court heard Watson had been in a relationship with the woman for just over a year when he sent her a number of messages accusing her of cheating on him and he threatened to burn her house down.

He told police he didn’t remember sending the messages because he had been on a “mad bender”.

Sheriff John Mundy, taking account of Watson’s past record, sentenced him to seven months in prison back dated to June 21.