A Mearns man has been placed on the sex offenders register after admitting three charges of sexual assault in an Angus pub.
Alfred Rae, 48, of Southbarns Brae, Laurencekirk, appeared before Sheriff Jillian Martin-Brown at Forfar Sheriff Court where he admitted offences against a man and two women at the Anchor Bar, Montrose, on July 15.
Solicitor Robin Beattie said Rae had no previous convictions and the offences happened following two recent bereavements.
Sentence was deferred until September 12 for the preparation of a criminal justice report.
Also at Forfar: A man has been placed on a year-long drug treatment programme as part of a Community Payback Order after a morning row with his mum over booze and pills.
John West was sleeping on the settee of his mother’s house in Forfar’s Service Road on December 9 when he woke after she came through to make a morning cup of tea.
Depute fiscal Jill Drummond told Forfar Sheriff Court West started shouting: “Where are my vallies?” before picking up an empty wine bottle and banging it on the coffee table.
Police found 26-year-old West under the influence when they arrived at the house around 10am.
He admitted breaching the peace on December 9 last year.
Defence solicitor Nick Markowski said: “At the time drink and substance misuse, particularly Valium, was an issue.
“He is still residing with his mother and would apologise to the court and to her for his behaviour. When alcohol and drug free he has a strong work ethic,” said the solicitor.