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Man made offensive remarks towards partner in heated argument

A COUNTY resident made offensive remarks towards his partner during a heated argument at the couple’s home last year. Jamie Stevenson shouted, swore and acted in an aggressive manner towards the woman at the property on Caesar Road in Tranent. Stevenson, 38, also made offensive remarks and threw household items about the home, leading concerned neighbours to call in the police on December 9 last year. Stevenson was arrested and charged, though his partner did not wish to engage with the police. Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard that Stevenson had previous convictions for domestic offending and he had pleaded guilty to the offence last December. Sentence had been deferred twice for social work reports to be carried out and he was due to be sentenced at the Capital court last week. But the sheriff in charge of the case was unavailable and sentence was again deferred to later this month.

Warrant out for arrest of man who failed to show up to court

A MUSSELBURGH man has had a warrant put out for his arrest after he failed to show up to court for a sentencing. Ben Vanhagen was due to appear in the dock at Edinburgh Sheriff Court in front of Sheriff Iain Nicol to find out his fate after previously admitting to assaulting a social worker. Vanhagen, of Delta Road, punched employee Keith Sutherland during a social work meeting at an office at Shrub Mount in Edinburgh on January 23. The 22-year-old pleaded guilty to the offence when he appeared