Aberdeen man admits holding knife to partner’s throat during argument

Aberdeen Sheriff Court
Aberdeen Sheriff Court

An Aberdeen man held a knife to his partner’s throat following an argument.

Stephen Forbes was in the dock at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday over the incident on July 30 at an address on the city’s Park Road.

The 23-year-old had appeared for sentencing, having previously pled guilty, but Sheriff Graham Buchanan further deferred sentence until April 11 for him to be of good behaviour and for a supplementary social work report.

He admitted assaulting his partner at the time by punching him on the head and body, choking him, brandishing a knife and holding it against his neck to his injury.

Fiscal depute Anna Chisholm told the court Forbes and the man had been in a relationship for around 18 months at the time and lived together.

She said the victim had been on a Facebook video call to a friend and had asked Forbes to leave.

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Ms Chisholm added: “A short time later the accused re-entered, shouting in an aggressive manner, shouting at the complainer for sending him out.”

She added during the assault “the complainer wanted to leave but the accused held the knife to his throat”.

Defence agent Bob Anderson said Forbes, of Crombie Road, Torry, had been suffering from “poor mental health” at the time of the incident but was “addressing his difficulties”.

He added that the other man had tried to downplay what happened and said it was an argument that got out of hand, but that the relationship was now at an end.