Mar 15 2013 by Colin Rutherford, Kilmarnock Standard
A man was forced to escape through a kitchen window after his ex-partner erupted in fury over a phone call.
Bobbie Clark, 24, of Meikle Court, Stewarton, pleaded guilty at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court to assaulting the man.
She also admitted shouting, swearing, attempting to prevent him leaving her then home in Ashdale Road, Kilmarnock, and phoning a woman and threatening her with violence.
The offences were committed in October last year.
Katie McColl, prosecuting, told the court that the male had gone to the house to pick up the couple’s child.
While he was there he received a call on his mobile phone and told the caller he would phone back.
Said Ms McColl: “This angered the accused and she began shouting and demanding to know who had called him.
“She was repeatedly stating he had been ‘s****ing a wee slut’.”
Clark then locked the door ,took the key out the lock and “placed it down the front of her pants”.
“She refused to allow him to leave,” said Ms McColl.
“Throughout this, she was screaming ‘tell me’, referring to the phone call.”
Clark punched the man on the face.
As he tried to take his phone from his pocket she grabbed him by the testicles and “squeezed hard”.
Clark tried to take his mobile phone and pulled his jumper from him, ripping it.
Said Ms McColl: “He then had to jump onto a kitchen worktop and climb out of the kitchen window to escape.”
By this time Clark had the man’s phone and used it to return the previous call.
When a woman answered, Clark called her a “trollop” and a “cow”.
And she told her: “I’m going to slit your throat. I’m going to batter you.”
When Clark was later interviewed at Kilmarnock police station, she admitted that she had locked the door, but said that she had merely tried to punch the man.
Graeme Cunningham, defending, said that the couple had broken up only three days before the incident.
He said that, during the relationship, Clark’s partner expected her to stay at home and look after the children, while he went out.
Said the solicitor: “She got the impression, on more than one occasion, that she was not the only woman in his life.
“When this phone call arrived, she surmised that this was the girlfriend phoning him.”
Mr Cunningham told the court: “She deeply regrets her behaviour that night. It is not something she makes a habit of doing.”
Sheriff Gerard Sinclair deferred sentence until June.