A man in a fancy dress costume who punched his cowgirl partner and attacked his sister at a Wild West Halloween party has escaped punishment.
Richard Williamson attacked both women during the family’s fancy dress party, but a sheriff admonished him at Perth Sheriff Court.
Depute fiscal Stuart Richardson said: “It was a family party held to celebrate Halloween, at which much alcohol appears to have been consumed.
“Almost inevitably in these things, a family fall-out then took place. The complainer, Annemarie Easdon, is his long-term partner of 25 years or so.
“He punched her in the face.
“The other complainer is his sister and when she tried to intervene, he grabbed her neck and pushed her back the way.”
Williamson, 44, of Rannoch Road, Perth, admitted attacking Annemarie Easdon by punching her on the face at 2 Lows Cottage, Almondbank, on November 1 last year.
He also admitted assaulting his sister, Rachel Fleming, on the same date by seizing her by the neck and pushing her.
Solicitor Paul Ralph, defending, said: “It was a fancy dress party but it is not recorded anywhere who went in what Halloween costume.
“He and his wife are still together. He is not working at the moment because he is between jobs, but he is hopeful of securing employment in the near future.”
Sheriff Mark Thorley noted that Williamson had remained out of trouble since the date of the offence and he allowed him to walk free without any punishment.
The sheriff said: “You have no previous convictions. I have given you the opportunity to be of good behaviour and I understand you have been.”