Policeman ‘threw pregnant wife down stairs’

Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Picture: Lisa Ferguson

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A POLICE sergeant has dropped a planned legal action against prosecutors who have charged him with throwing his pregnant wife down a flight of stairs.

Gordon Wilson, of Police Scotland’s Forth Valley division, is accused of assaulting pregnant Nicola Wilson - also understood to be a serving police officer - by pushing her downstairs at 25 Drumview Gardens, Bo’ness, between September 1, 2001 and May 15, 2002.

At a pre-trial hearing at Falkirk Sheriff Court last month, his defence team revealed they were hiring counsel “to lodge a minute of personal bar against the fiscal depute”.

The little-used court action is aimed to prevent the fiscal service from prosecuting the case.

But advocate Mark Moir revealed there were no grounds for the legal challenge.

He told Sheriff John Halley that, during his inquiries, he received “documentation from the police” which showed “it now appears that a number of allegations were made in 2002”.

The advocate said some resulted in “no pros” - decisions not to proceed with prosecution - but the alleged incident in charge one of three now facing the policeman was not one of them.

Wilson, 45, is also accused of assaulting Nicola Wilson again years later on October 27, 2006, by pushing her against the bar at the Standing Order pub on Rose Street, Edinburgh.

He faces a further charge of breaching the peace by behaving in a threatening or abusive manner likely to cause fear or alarm by shouting and swearing at her at Wallacestone Primary School, Brightons, Falkirk, on January 31, 2012.

Wilson, now of Grangemouth, was excused attendance at today’s hearing, and denies all the charges.

Sheriff Halley set new dates for his trial - it will now take place on December 12th.

Police Scotland have confirmed that Wilson is a sergeant currently serving with Forth Valley. The force added that he has not been suspended.