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Man punched door steward when being ejected from Private Eyes lap-dancing club in Highland capital

By Ali Morrison

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Private Eyes.
Private Eyes.

A father-of-two who attended a local lap-dancing club punched a door steward who was ejecting him.

Inverness Sheriff Court heard that 28-year-old Ryan Hempkin, of St Ninian's Drive, Inverness, was in Private Eyes, in Academy Street, on November 8 when a steward was called to throw him out due to his behaviour.

Fiscal depute Ruraidh Allison said: "He lashed out and punched the steward on the face. A struggle began and both ended up on the floor when he [Hempkin] made an attempt to bite him."

Mr Allison said police were called and while being escorted to the police van, Hempkin made an attempt to bite one of the constables on the upper leg.

"He continued to be uncooperative in Burnett Road Police Station."

Hempkin admitted assault and threatening behaviour.

Defence solicitor Duncan Henderson said his client had been mixing alcohol with his medication.

Sentence was deferred until December 30 for a background report.

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