A NURSE from Renfrew could be sacked from his job after he threatened to “bury” his wife – before throwing her belongings all over their front and back garden.

Craig Stockman made the vile remarks to his now-estranged wife, Tracey, at their home in the town after a spontaneous night out. 

Stockman, a psychiatric charge nurse, had been suspended from his NHS job as a result of the rammy, and could be sacked. 

The details emerged this week when Craig, 37, appeared in the dock at Paisley Sheriff Court for a pre-trial hearing. 

He pleaded guilty to a charge of behaving in a threatening or abusive way by acting aggressively towards her, throwing her clothes out of the home they shared in Renfrew’s Murray Street, and breaking a bottle of her perfume. 

Fiscal depute Colin Wilson told the court the couple had been together for 13 years and married six years ago.

Mr Wilson said that when Mrs Wilson went to bed at around 9.30pm on April 8, her husband had not yet returned home.

The prosecutor explained: “At around 1.30am the complainer was awoken from her sleep by noises coming from downstairs.

“She went down and saw the accused in an intoxicated state and could smell alcohol from him and noted he had left the front door open with the key in the outside of the lock.

“She asked the accused where he’d been and a verbal argument ensued.

“He called her ‘a smelly bitch’ and also told her he would bury her.

“The accused was standing with his hands behind his back and went right up in to her face. This placed her in a state of fear or alarm.

“He then began to throw her belongings out of the front and rear doors.”

Stockman, who also broke a bottle of his wife’s perfume, was detained later that morning after his wife reported it to the police.

Defence solcitor Matt Lynch said Stockman was suspended by the NHS over the case and that he would also have to alert the Nursing and Midwifery Council to his conviction. 

He said the rammy had occurred during the second break up in the couple’s relationship and that they were now getting divorced. 

Sheriff Kevin Duffy deferred sentence until September for good behaviour.