Sep 14 2012 by Colin Rutherford, Kilmarnock Standard
AN angry husband who launched a tirade of abuse at his wife after she stayed out all night had his sentence deferred at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last week.
Malcolm Brannan, 42, pleaded guilty to acting in a threatening or abusive manner at the family home in Bluebell Drive, Kilmarnock on September 2.
Isobel Vincent, prosecuting, said that Brannan’s wife had been on a night out with friends on September 1.
She told the court: “However, she did not return home as planned.
“She returned around midday on September 2.”
When she arrived she could see that her husband was “under the influence of alcohol”.
Brannan became aggressive, shouting “Where the f*** have you been?” and “Who the f*** have you been s****ing?”
Ms Vincent said: “She tried to calm the accused down, but he continued shouting and swearing.”
The woman then called the police, “fearing for her safety”.
Jamie McGhee, defending, said that matters had “got out of control”.
He added: “He had heard stories that his wife had been seeing someone else and he behaved in the way you have heard.”
The solicitor said that Brannan could, for the time being, live with his mother in Granger Road, Kilmarnock.
Sheriff Aisha Anwar deferred sentence until September 27 and called for a criminal justice social work report. Brannan was granted bail with the special conditions that he did not contact his wife or enter Bluebell Drive.
But he was back in court the following day, when he admitted breaching both conditions within hours of his release from custody.
Sentence on the bail breach charge was deferred until the same date and he was again granted bail.