Man resisted arrest after verbal assault on mistress

POLICE were forced to call for back up after a violent struggle with a pensioner who verbally assaulted his mistress.

Extra handcuffs and leg restraints were required to arrest Andrew Scott (64) after the woman phoned police. Scott had been sent home from work early due to bad weather on July 16 this year and spent the day drinking. When his partner of 16 years arrived home, she found that his “whole demeanour” had changed and he began to accuse her of having an affair.

When the woman attempted to leave the room and go upstairs, Scott blocked her path, began shouting and swearing and the woman called police.

Peterhead Sheriff Court heard that the woman was “alarmed” when she made the 999 call and went outside the house to wait for officers to arrive. Scott then followed her outside and continued to shout.

When police attended the address at Bridgend Cottages in Longside, they asked the woman to go back inside the house while they spoke to Scott. But again Scott followed the woman and police made efforts to arrest him. Scott “violently refused” to allow police to arrest him, resulting in their call for extra officers and the use of leg restraints.

He continued to struggle as four police officers carried him to the van, and refused to move his legs so that they could close the door.

Gail Wiggins, defending, said that Scott had consumed three quarters of a bottle of whisky and suffered “horrendous injuries” including deep purple bruising to his arms and a sustained knee fracture.

She said that Scott’s relationship with the woman had now come to an end and he had “returned to his wife of 40 years”. Fining Scott £700, Sheriff William Summers said: “Your behaviour was little short of outrageous. You resisted arrest, causing injury to yourself.”