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David Keltie jailed for dangling baby from Glasgow flat

A man who dangled a baby from the window of a 12th floor flat has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.

David Keltie, 21, was found guilty of hanging the one-year-old boy from the flat window in Ruby Street, near Bridgeton, Glasgow, on 20 June.

He was also convicted of a breach of the peace after threatening police who turned up at the flat to speak to him.

His co-accused and partner at the time, Emma Watson, 17, was also found guilty of breach of the peace.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard that she shouted threats at the police and refused to let them into the flat.

Sentence on Watson was deferred for reports.

Firearms officers

During the trial the court heard police arrived at the property to speak to Keltie but were told by Watson that he was not in and that she was unable to open the door.

The jury heard that a team of firearms officers were called after the pair shouted and swore at officers, threatening to shoot them if they came into the house.

The court was told that police officers outside the flat saw Keltie standing at the window.

He was handed the child by Watson, then dangled the boy outside the window.

One officer told the court it was the worst thing he had seen in his police career and that he thought he would be dealing with the death of an infant.

Eventually, the incident came to an end and the boy was found safe and well.

Giving evidence in court, the child's mother - who cannot be named for legal reasons - said she was told by police that her child had been hung out of the window "Michael Jackson-style", but that she did not believe it.

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