EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1957
CHASED WIFE WITH A KNIFE IN HIS HAND
A man who chased his wife along Main Street, Cairneyhill, with a table knife in his hand was sent to prison for 30 days at Dunfermline Sheriff Court today.
He is Arthur Devlin (42), labourer, The Yews, Main Street, Cairneyhill. Devlin pleaded guilty to having, on January 18, in Main Street, assaulted his wife, Margaret Devlin, kicked her, and committed a breach of the peace.
The depute procurator-fiscal, Mr W G Chalmers, said Mrs Devlin stated that her husband came home from work about 10.30pm. He had been drinking and began to swear at her. She put on her coat and he said: ‘Get out quick if you value your life’. He chased her out of the house with a table knife in his hand. She ran along Main Street and when he caught up with her he kicked her several times.
The police were sent for and Devlin was arrested.
An agent for Devlin said accused had been working in the kitchen and had merely had the knife in his hand without intending to do anything with it. It was largely a matter of a domestic tiff.
Sheriff R R Kydd sentenced Devlin to 30 days’ imprisonment on each charge, the sentences to run concurrently.