Petrol bomb threat man jailed

Livingston Sheriff Court
Livingston Sheriff Court
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A MAN threatened to petrol bomb a house and several cars because he thought someone had stolen his phone.

Mark Ure, 26, made the threats at a party after he wakened from a drunken sleep to find his mobile missing.

Livingston Sheriff Court heard that he quickly became “angry and upset” and went around the house in an agitated state demanding the phone back.

Brent Bissett, prosecuting, said: “He’s then threatened to petrol bomb the house and petrol bomb the occupants’ cars if he didn’t get his mobile phone back.”

Ure, from Polbeth, West Lothian, today pleaded guilty on indictment to behaving in a threatening and abusive manner likely to cause fear and alarm during the incident at Hillside Crescent, Blackridge, in the early hours of June 24 this year.

Kevin Dugan, defending, said everyone at the party had too much to drink and added: “These were empty threats.”

Sheriff Martin Edington jailed Ure for eight months, to begin when he completes a current 15-month sentence in March.