Festive ordeal for ‘petrified’ Wallyford family

Haddington Sheriff Court

Haddington Sheriff Court

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A mother and her children hid in their home “petrified” as an unwanted visitor scaled a drainpipe and tried to climb through a window during the early hours of Christmas Day.

Kris Atherton, the woman’s estranged partner, was eventually arrested by the police when he turned up again later the same day.

Appearing from custody at Haddington Sheriff Court last week, Atherton admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at 19 Faside Crescent, Wallyford, on various occasions on December 25.

The charge involved him shouting, swearing, repeatedly striking a door, attempting to climb a drainpipe and placing Kara Steel in fear for her personal safety and the safety of her family.

Full story and more from Haddington Sheriff Court in this week’s Musselburgh News, on sale now.

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