AN AYRSHIRE College student smashed up a female classmate's phone after seeing a picture on the device.

Taylor Stevenson damaged the device and then refused to return the iphone 11 to its owner at the college's campus in Ayr.

The 21-year-old appeared for sentencing at Ayr Sheriff Court after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to causing his fellow student fear and alarm through his threatening or abusive behaviour.

The nature of the image which caused Stevenson to lose the rag on June 1 last year was not disclosed in court.

He admitted shouting at the victim - who was aged 17 at the time - in an aggressive manner, then refusing her requests to give the phone back to her, before damaging it.


A plea of not guilty to a second charge - of wilfully damaging property by banging the phone on the corner of a table and throwing it to the floor - was accepted by prosecutors.

When Stevenson, of Larch Court in Cambuslang, appeared for sentencing last week, defence solicior John Gallagher explained he was a student at Ayrshire College had 'reservations about an image' which was on the complainer's mobile phone.

Sheriff Desmond Leslie fined Stevenson £200 - reduced from £300 due to his guilty plea - and ordered him to pay a further £10 to the Scottish Government's victim surcharge fund.