Claire Blacklaw lost her tenancy after having ‘noisy’ alcohol fuelled sex outside her own front door
Claire Blacklaw, 31, was caught drunkenly romping with John Kirkland, 26, by her stunned landlord after he received a complaint from the neighbour
She was evicted after a horrified neighbor heard her having very loud sex outside her front door after a night out drinking
Blacklaw and Kirkland, both arrested and fined for acts of public indecency, she was also evicted from the building
Blacklaw claims alcohol took hold very quickly and she has absolutely no recollection of the incident
Claire Blacklaw was fined and evicted from her apartment after she was caught having sex outside her front door, by the landlord
A 31-year-old Scots woman has been evicted from her rented apartment after her horrified neighbour heard her having ‘loud sex ‘ with a pubgoer outside her front door.
Claire Blacklaw, was caught drunkenly romping with her friend John Kirkland, by her stunned landlord after he received a complaint from the neighbour.
The landlord arrived at the block of flats in Lanarkshire, Scotland, to find the couple naked and having sexual intercourse on a public landing.
Blacklaw and Kirkland were both arrested and fined for committing public indecency in the common areas of the property
Blacklaw and Kirkland were both arrested and fined for committing public indecency at the property in Hamilton earlier this year. She was also evicted from the building due to the due to the incident.
Blacklaw met up with Kirkland in a pub on the night of January 28, before the pair made their way back to her home less than an hour later.
When they got to the entrance of the black of flats, Blacklaw told her companion she wanted to have sex in the common close area, a court heard. Kirkland asked her to go into the flat, but eventually gave into her pleas.
The pair were charged with acts of public indecency on this public stairway inside the close of the apartment block
Moments later, the pair had undressed and were engaging in sexual intercourse.
Blacklaw and 26-year-old chef, Kirkland were both arrested and fined for committing public indecency at the property earlier this year
Kirkland asked Blacklaw to go into the flat, but eventually gave into her pleas
A shocked neighbour heard the couple’s groans from inside her flat and called the landlord, who arrived to find them having sex on the landing.
Police officers were called to the scene and the pair were arrested.
Blacklaw and Kirkland appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court, where they admitted an offence of public indecency by removing their clothes and having sexual intercourse within the common close.
Kirkland (pictured), asked Blacklaw to go into the apartment, but eventually gave in to her pleas
Blacklaw was fined £140, while Kirkland, a chef, also of Hamilton, was ordered to pay £200.
Reading the complaint, the prosecutor, Gillian Bradshaw told the court:
“At 9.30pm, the witness was in her flat at the locus and overheard her neighbour, Miss Blacklaw, talking with a male in the common close
“She formed the opinion she was very drunk as she was being very loud.
“She heard Miss Blacklaw ask the male to have sex in the common close.
“The male was insisting on making their way into the flat but Miss Blacklaw insisted that they remain in the close.
“The neighbour heard the accused begin to have sex and decided to contact the landlord.
“The landlord arrived and made his way to the top of the landing, where he could hear the accused having sex.
“When he got to the landing both the accused were naked and having sexual intercourse.
Blacklaw is said to have ‘no recollection’ of the incident due to alcohol
Blacklaw claims to have ‘no recollection’ of the incident due to alcohol
“He contacted the police and by the time officers arrived both the accused were fully dressed.
“They were detained and made no reply to caution and charge.”
Kenneth Greener, defending Blacklaw, said: “She is a first offender in every sense of the word and she can’t begin to describe her embarrassment at this.
“She went to the pub at 8.30pm and by 10pm this incident was being reported to police.
“Alcohol took hold very quickly and she has absolutely no recollection of this incident. There is no sense to it given it was right outside her own house.
“She had an overnight spell in custody and also lost her tenancy as a result of this. It is not an offence that is going to be repeated.”
Jackson Bateman, defending Kirkland, said: “He is thoroughly embarrassed by this entire incident.
“He fully acknowledges his behaviour is completely unacceptable.
“He is a chef to trade and he has just completed a stint working at a caravan park.”
Sentencing the pair, Sheriff Ray Small told them: “I don’t think there is anything that I can do that will add to your own embarrassment at this incident being raised in public.”