Aberdeen man threatened staff after phoning for a job — (Aberdeen Evening Express)

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Aberdeen Evening Express

Workers left terrified by abusive 42-year-old

By Sally Hind

Published: 17/07/2010

STRING OF CHARGES: Sentence on Jonathan Murray was deferred at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.

A MAN threatened workers at an Aberdeen security firm – after calling to find out if he had been successful at a job interview. Jonathan Murray erupted in fury when staff at Lumsden Security in Aberdeen’s John Street told him a candidate had not yet been chosen for a job on November 27 last year. The 42-year-old had earlier shouted swore and uttered threats of violence to three workers at his former employers, GE Oil and Gas, in Badentoy Park, Portlethen, on November 13 last year. Despite claiming to have “no recollection” of the abusive calls because he was on medication, Murray admitted a string of charges at Aberdeen Sheriff Court. Defence agent Val Bremner said Murray had suffered from anxiety and depression. Murray, whose address was listed in court papers as First floor left, 31 Holburn Street, Aberdeen, was told if he made any more threats in the next year he would face jail. Sheriff Douglas Cusine deferred sentence on Murray for 12 months. shind@ajl.co.uk