Teen hurled abuse at his own gran after she caught him stealing from her Dundee home

Malcolm Street, Dundee

A teenager who hurled foul-mouthed abuse at his own grandmother after she caught him stealing cash from her was today told he faces jail.

Donald Henderson went to 65-year-old Christina Stewart’s house in Dundee’s Malcolm Street accompanied by his cousin.

He asked his gran for a cup of tea – and while she and his cousin went to the kitchen Henderson raided a bank book and her purse for cash, pocketing £130.

Fiscal depute Claire Rowan told Dundee Sheriff Court that when she returned she immediately noticed money was missing and challenged her 19-year-old grandson.

She said: “He began to shout and removed £110 from his sock and trouser pocket and threw it at her.

“He began to shout and swear.

“She noticed the money was £20 short and again challenged him but he went to the kitchen and pulled the window off its hinges before jumping out of it.”

Henderson, 19, of Hay Gardens, Edinburgh, pleaded guilty on summary complaint to charges of theft and behaving in a threatening and abusive manner committed on August 22 this year.

Sheriff George Way deferred sentence until next month for social work background reports and released Henderson on bail meantime.

He said: “He’s walked himself across the custodial threshold.

“He needs to be under no illusion that custody is the method of disposal here.”

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