Sep 7 2012 by Colin Rutherford, Kilmarnock Standard
A 41-YEAR-OLD man who caused a row at a homeless hostel has been ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work.
Iain McLatchie, of Mason Avenue, New Cumnock, pleaded guilty to committing a breach of the peace outside Kilmarnock’s St Andrews hostel in May this year.
Stewart McMillan, prosecuting, said that a resident of the hostel had been temporarily barred from entering the premises.
As he waited outside, a car drew up and McLatchie got out.
Said Mr McMillan: “He began to shout at the complainer. This was overheard by persons within the hostel.
“They saw the accused pointing his hand at his victim in the shape of a gun.”
The incident was captured on CCTV, Kilmarnock Sheriff Court heard.
Carol Gammie, defending, said that McLatchie had been the victim of a previous assault by the victim in this case.
“He was remonstrating about that matter,” she said.
“Clearly, it is something he shouldn’t have being doing because he is subject to a community payback order.”
That order was now progressing well, said Ms Gammie.
“It keeps his mind off taking illicit drugs.”