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Bravery of abuse survivor hailed by Police Scotland officers in the Highlands after man jailed at Inverness Sheriff Court for Ross-shire incident


By Ali Morrison

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Derek Mackay was jailed for 32 months.
Derek Mackay was jailed for 32 months.

POLICE have praised the courage of a domestic abuse survivor after an man was jailed for 32 months.

Derek Mackay (34) also received a three-year non-harassment order when he was sentenced at Inverness Sheriff Court on MOnday for a serious assault involving a Dingwall woman.

His offending took place in September.

Detective Inspector Craig Still, of Police Scotland’s CID unit, said: “Derek MacKay’s offending was both physical and emotional and he will now have to face the consequences.

“This sentencing shows a clear message that crimes of this nature will not be tolerated.

“The strength and courage shown by the victim of Mackay’s offending has to be commended and I hope now they will be able to put this behind them."

He also urged anyone suffering domestic abuse, or has concerns over others, to get in touch.



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