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Conon man who racially abused police officer is fined; reveller 'didn't know why officers present'

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Sheriff David Sutherland issued a £500 fine.
Sheriff David Sutherland issued a £500 fine.

A CONON Bridge man became aggressive towards police and made racially abusive remarks to a Polish officer when they attended his property in Bridge View.

Sheriff David Sutherland heard Richard Urquhart (54) shouted and swore at the officers, racially abusing one of them who is Polish.

Depute fiscal Michelle Molley said firefighters were already in attendance at the scene and police officers were trying to explain why they were there.

Urquhart was arrested for his conduct and led away and the fiscal said he told police he didn't know why they were there.

Solicitor Rory Gowans said Urquhart, who admitted behaving in a threatening, abusive and racially aggravated manner on May 25 had been at a party and was asleep on the sofa.

There had been a call threatening to set the place on fire and the fire brigade had been summoned. Urquhart was irritated by the presence of the police.

Mr Gowans said he apologies to the officer and did not consider himself to be a racist man.

Sheriff David Sutherland fined Urquhart £500.

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