Supervision order for Keith man who sent ‘menacing’ texts


A KEITH MAN was placed under a two-year supervision order after admitting sending messages of an offensive, obscene or menacing character and issuing threats of violence.

Billy Henderson, 21, bombarded the mother of his child with what was described as “menacing” text messages and phone calls after being told their five-year relationship was over.

His actions landed Henderson in Elgin Sherriff Court on Thursday, where he admitted the offences that began on October 8 when he became suspicious that his former partner was in a new relationship.

Fiscal Ruaridh McAllister told the court that Henderson challenged her on who her new boyfriend was – and became angry, threatening to ‘chop him up’. The Fiscal added: “He also told her that she was not a good mother and that he was going to kill her.”

Henderson’s solicitor Matthew O’Neil said that his client had turned to drink to deal with the situation: “One way he dealt with this was by the consumption of alcohol and he had consumed a considerable amount that evening.”

Henderson, whose address was given as Broomhill Lodge on Banff Road, was ordered not to contact his former partner directly for a year.