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Alness man's threatening behaviour led to the dock


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Inverness Sheriff Court.
Inverness Sheriff Court.

AN Alness man turned to drink after he was assaulted.

But it led to several nights in police cells as Craig Hayden (25) returned home drunk to his partner’s home at Shillinghill, Alness on the night of June 4, Inverness Sheriff Court heard. Fiscal depute David Morton said that Hayden ranted his partner, shouting he wanted his clothes.

But when she knocked over a drink accidentally in her state of distress, Hayden’s behaviour became worse and he shouted and swore even more. Hayden admitted threatening behaviour.

Defence solicitor David Patterson told the court his client was free from heroin but was drinking heavily, adding: “He had been assaulted prior to this offence, was cut in the face and was upset about it.

“She was upset about his drinking. However she is standing by him.”

Sentence was deferred to August 3 for good behaviour.


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