A MAN who threatened to stab members of his family following a dispute about his will has been granted a street traders licence.

Frank Watters will be allowed to sell glow sticks from a mobile truck across various parts of Glasgow despite shouting abuse to his mother and father on two separate occasions.

At the time he had been diagnosed with cancer but has since been given the all clear. The issue was discussed by the licensing committee on Thursday.

Members were informed by Police Scotland that they didn’t think the applicant was a fit and proper person to hold a licence.

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A spokesman said: “In September 2014 Mr Watters was fined £150 for behaving in a threatening and abusive manner towards his mother.

“In January that year he was at his mother’s house and the pair got into an argument. He began shouting and swearing before being asked to leave. Initially he refused but eventually did leave the property.

“In May 2018 he was fined another £200 for behaving in a threatening and abusive manner towards his father and threatened to stab family members.”

Mr Watters was brought before the licensing committee on Thursday morning.

Councillor Alex Wilson said: “You seem to have had family issues going on. Are you able to enlighten us to what was happening?”

Mr Watters replied: “I was diagnosed with cancer in 2013 and I got into an argument with my mother over the will.

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“I am now cancer free and am no longer in contact with my family any more. This situation has been going on for years. Eventually I moved away from them.

“If granted this licence I intend to sell toys for discos and parties. There will be a range of 200 products.

“At the moment I sell from the back of my vehicle when there are events on at the Hydro.”

Mr Wilson asked: “Do you have anger management problems? You will be dealing with members of the public so can you give us assurance that you will not be aggressive towards them.”

Mr Watters responded: “I get on well with the general public and always use public transport. I have been unemployed for some time and would like to make a career out of this.”

Members agreed to grant the licence for one year and issued Mr Watters a warning.