A domestic abuse thug went on a drunken rampage at his partner’s home – while subject to two court bans on contacting her.
Christopher Telford smashed up Donna Lee Cassidy’s home at the weekend, then bombarded the cops arresting him with foul mouthed abuse.
Telford was the subject of two court bans on contacting Miss Cassidy at the time – one over a previous domestic incident between them, and one over a case he is due to stand trial over later this year.
The details emerged on Tuesday when Telford, 35, appeared in the dock at Paisley Sheriff Court.
He pleaded guilty to the three charges he faced – breaking bail conditions banning him from contacting her, breaking a Non-Harassment Order banning him from contacting her, and behaving in a threatening or abusive way.
Procurator Fiscal Depute Caitlin O’Hare said trouble flared at Miss Cassidy’s home in Neilston, East Renfrewshire, on Sunday, July 12.
The prosecutor explained: “Police Scotland received an emergency call via 999 from a female who identified herself as Donna Lee Cassidy.
“She advised her ex-partner, Christopher Telford, was under the influence and was smashing up her home – and the TV had been smashed by him.
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“Police witnesses arrived. They observed a large television in the corner of the room to be destroyed.”
A check revealed Telford should not have been there due to the bail conditions and Non-Harassment Order, and officer arrested him.
And he began to bombard the officers with abuse, calling them ‘f****** dafties and f****** rats’.
He also threatened to stab one of the officers and was “thrusting his middle finger” towards him, before continuing to threaten and insult them.
The court heard Telford was an alcoholic who was receiving alcohol counselling as part of the Community Payback Order he was placed on over the previous incident with Miss Cassidy.
Sheriff Mark Thorley called for background reports to be prepared ahead of sentencing and adjourned the case until next month for that to be done.
But he refused Telford’s motion for bail, telling the Glasgow crook bail was “no longer appropriate” as he had broken special bail conditions and a Non-Harassment Order, on top of his bad record of previous convictions, and remanded him in custody.
Last year the same court heard Telford sparked mayhem when he turned up at her home and started kicking her front door.
Neighbours told police Telford had been shouting, swearing and repeatedly kicking the front door.