Elgin man sentenced to eight months in jail for anti-social behaviour

An Elgin man was jailed for eight months after appearing at Elgin Sheriff Court on Thursday in connection with two instances of anti-social behaviour.

David Arthur of Jamieson Drive in the town was found guilty of acting in a “threatening or abusive manner” in May 2013 and again in August this year.

The court heard that the 27-year-old caused a “reasonable person” to suffer fear by shouting offensive remarks and threatening violence outside his home on May 26, 2013.

An anti-social behaviour order had been ordered against Mr Arthur that resulted in a four-month custodial sentence. He was also found guilty of further threatening and abusive behaviour at Cooper Park in Elgin on August 13 this year.

On that occasion the court heard he had challenged two men to a fight and threw pieces of masonry at them.

That resulted in a further four-month custodial sentence being imposed.

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