Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Ian Cuthbert admonished over scantily clad wife pictures

A West Lothian man has been admonished for posting scantily clad pictures of his wife on lamp-posts because he believed she had had an affair.

Ian Cuthbert, from Broxburn, had pled guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by distributing offensive pictures in September 2013.

Edinburgh Sheriff Court had heard earlier how the posters said: "Married and committing adultery within days".

Sentence had been deferred on Cuthbert, 47, for good behaviour.

He posted the pictures on trees and a primary school notice board in Edinburgh as well as lamp-posts.

In February this year, Sheriff Isabella McColl, sitting in the city's Sheriff Court was told by Fiscal Depute Bruce Macrosson that the fliers also had the words "Lock Up Your Husbands".

Sheriff McColl was told by defence solicitor James Kelly that when Cuthbert heard of the allegations he was in an extreme state.

"He accepts his responsibility for the offence", Mr Kelly said.

Sheriff McColl told Cuthbert what he had done was "really a form of assault" and she was calling for background reports.

Sentence was deferred for reports until March.

Sheriff McColl then deferred sentence again for six months for Cuthbert to be of good behaviour.

On being told by Mr Kelly on Wednesday that his client had been of good behaviour Sheriff McColl said: "I am going to admonish him".

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