Shouting man fined for damaging door

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A man has been fined £500 for threatening and abusive behaviour.

Sebastion Woznica of 70 Blamore, Fort William, appeared at Oban Sheriff Court on Wednesday, April 7, for sentencing after being found guilty on November 16 last year of shouting, acting in an aggressive manner and damaging a door at a property in Connel.

The sentence had been deferred to last week for reports and Oban sheriff Patrick Hughes fined him £300 plus a £20 victim surcharge for what happened on April 12 2020.

The court heard there had been another threatening and abusive incident on October 22 last year where 29-year-old Woznica had been repeatedly shouting and swearing. He pleaded guilty to that charge.

Taking the guilty plea into account, Sheriff Hughes reduced a £300 fine for that charge to £200, adding a £10 victim surcharge.

The total of fines and charges came to £530.

Sheriff Hughes told Woznica: ‘These offences are of a nature that are a great concern to the court and to society’, but he added that social work reports showed that Woznica could be a ‘pro-social member’ of the community as long as he  controls his drinking.

Woznica now intends to return to Poland, the court heard.