Red Pine Timber Company’s frontman ordered to carry out unpaid work

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Perth Sheriff Court.

The frontman of one of Perth’s most successful bands has been ordered to carry out unpaid work after threatening a woman in a wheelchair.

Red Pine Timber Company’s Gavin Munro had previously been cleared of making inappropriate sexual comments to women during a five-day trial.

The 50-year-old had behaved in a threatening and abusive manner at the 18th birthday party of a former band mate.

The court had earlier heard Munro admit taking what he believed to be cocaine during the boozy birthday party.

Munro, of Seals Bank, Bridge of Earn, was found guilty of behaving in a threatening and abusive manner at an address in Bridge of Earn on November 2014 by acting aggressively, shouting and swearing. He also repeatedly pulled on the arms and headrest of a wheelchair, as well as kicking it, while a woman was sitting in it and refused to leave the party when asked.

He was also found guilty of damaging property at the same address on the same date by repeatedly punching walls, punching and butting doors and light fittings and damaging them, and of behaving in a threatening manner at the Green Room on Canal Street on July 19 last year.

He shouted, swore, uttered threats of violence and brandished a bar stool at Mr MacLennan.

Sentencing Munro, who has a previous conviction from 2009, Sheriff Gillian Wade said: “The offences that were before the court are serious ones. It is a great disappointment that at your age you appear before the court again.”

In relation to the Bridge of Earn offences, she ordered him to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work and placed him on a 12-month supervision order with the requirement that he undergo treatment for his alcohol issues.

In relation to the incident at The Green Room she further deferred sentence.

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