Man admonished over scantily clad wife pictures

A 47-year-old man has walked free from court after admitting posting scantilly clad pictures of his wife because he believed she’d had an affair just days after their wedding.

Ian Cuthbert. Picture: Comp

Edinburgh Sheriff Court had head previously that fliers had gone up on lamp posts, trees and a primary school notice board with the slogans: “Married and committing adultery within days” and “Lock Up Your Husbands”.

Ian Cuthbert of Globe Park, Broxburn, had pled guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by distributing offensive pictures about his wife on September 11 last year.

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Sheriff Isabella McColl was told in February by defence solicitor James Kelly, that when Cuthbert heard of the allegations he was in an extreme state. “He accepts his responsibility for the offence”, Mr Kelly said. He added that staff arriving at the school had collected the posters there before the children became aware of them.

Sheriff McColl told Cuthbert that what he had done was “really a form of assault” and she was calling for background reports. Sentence was deferred for reports until March. Sheriff McColl then deferred sentence again for six months for Cuthbert to be of good behaviour.

On being told by Mr Kelly today that his client had been of good behaviour Sheriff McColl said: “I am going to admonish him”.