Criminal law, evidence and procedure – Threatening or abusive behaviour. Sheriff Appeal Court: Refusing an appeal by an appellant who was convicted of a charge of behaving in a threatening and abusive manner, having engaged a 14-year-old girl in conversation and invited her to go with him to his house, the court held that the sheriff was well-founded in concluding that the essential requirements of the offence had been satisfied and was entitled to repel a submission of no case to answer.