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A THUG who smashed his lover’s ex’s window with a machete has been jailed for 2 years.
Andrew Forrester, 39, lashed out at neighbour Stephen Eskdale’s property in Scotstoun on June 29 this 12 months.
Glasgow Sheriff Courtroom heard that Mr Eskdale was house alone when he heard smashing sounds.
He noticed Forrester who requested him to come back exterior.
Prosecutor Tanjeel Maleque stated: “He noticed that Forrester had possession of a machete with a black deal with.”
It was later described as being 14 inches in size.
Mr Eskdale fled the property “in worry for his security” and one other neighbour recorded Forrester within the meantime.
A 999 name was made and Forrester was traced to his house later that night time the place he was arrested.
Forrester turned aggressive earlier than shouting and swearing on the officers.
He pleaded responsible as we speak (Tuesday) to wilfully or recklessly destroying property.
Forrester additionally admitted possession of a machete in a public place and not using a affordable excuse or lawful authority in addition to behaving in a threatening or abusive method.
Eugene Boyle, defending, instructed the courtroom that Forrester’s former co-accused Laura Graham had been in a relationship with each males.
The lawyer added: “He stated that on the night time in query, an individual or unknown individuals, went to his home and threw a brick.
“He thought that Mr Eksdale knew what was occurring between him and Ms Graham and he resorted to the conduct within the cost.
“He stated he discovered the machete exterior his house the place the individuals, or individuals, had been earlier on.
“There have been gadgets similar to a cosh that was within the space exterior.”
It was revealed that two of Forrester’s earlier convictions concerned knives.