Drunk brandished his privates in attack on house

Charles Arthurs appeared at Livingston Sheriff Court. Picture: Gordon McBrearty
Charles Arthurs appeared at Livingston Sheriff Court. Picture: Gordon McBrearty
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A West Lothian man has admitted causing a bizarre disturbance in a sleepy village.

Charles Arthurs was said to be “extremely drunk” when he launched into a tirade of abuse “while brandishing his private member”.

Arthurs, 45, of Auldhill Crescent, Bridgend, West Lothian, appeared at Livingston Sheriff Court today.

He pled guilty to behaving in a threatening and abusive manner likely to cause fear or alarm during the incident on July 26.

He repeatedly struck a door and window of a house in the same village damaging them while shouting offensive sexual and homophobic insults.

Gerry Whitton, defending, said the remarks made in drink were “inappropriate” were not serious enough to qualify his client as a sex offender.

He added: “It’s a long time since he was in trouble. The last time he committed a breach of the peace was in the 1990s.”

Sheriff Douglas Kinloch told Arthurs: “Partly because of the nature of the charge and partly because of the convictions, I’ll need to get a background report before sentence is decided upon.”

The case was adjourned until September 18 for criminal justice social work reports.