A MAN who asked his partner to stab him with a knife has been given a chance to show his behaviour was a one-off at Alloa Sheriff Court.

Ross Stewart, 25, appeared for sentencing on Thursday, June 6, having previously admitted a charge of threatening behaviour.

Prosecutor Susan Campbell said Stewart’s partner came home from a night out with a friend on May 2, and found him at her property.

She then tried to talk to him, but Ms Campbell said: “The accused started to make threats of self-harm, and stated he was going to stab himself.

“He then went to the kitchen, retrieved a knife, and requested for the complainer to stab him.”

Stewart then called the police himself, claiming he “wanted lifted” or he would go “f*****g tonto and stab c***s”.

In mitigation, solicitor Kelly Howe claimed the Crown’s version of events was not accurate.

She said Stewart and his partner were on separate nights out on the date in question, and that he was concerned as she wasn’t long out of hospital.

When he returned to her address in the morning, his partner’s friend was there, but she was not.

After contacting the complainer, she then lied to him, stating she was still with her friend – which was untrue and acted as a catalyst for the event that followed.

Ms Howe stated her client recognised his behaviour “went way beyond what was appropriate”.

Sheriff Pino Di Emidio deferred sentencing Stewart, of Main Street in Sauchie, until September 5 to allow him to be of good behaviour.