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Easter Ross seaman jailed for eight months after threatening behaviour as Highland sheriff tells him he had 'reached the end of the road'


By Ali Morrison

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Sheriff Sara Matheson.
Sheriff Sara Matheson.

AN Easter Ross seaman had a drunken row with his partner and then repeated the offence a day later.

Calum MacInnes (50) of Teandallon Square, Evanton had been arrested on March 13 this year for threatening behaviour at the Ross-shire home they shared.

But Inverness Sheriff Court heard that when he went to the home of a previous partner on March 14 to find a bed on being released on bail, he was drunk.

Fiscal depute David Barclay told Sheriff Sara Matheson that MacInnes was not welcome there and the police were called.

MacInnes admitted shouting, swearing, repeatedly striking doors and windows, entering the curtilage of the property at Burnside, Plockton and loitering there.

He struggled with police and tried to run away when they came to pick him up. MacInnes also admitted resisting arrest.

Mr Barclay said that the first offence occurred after the pair had been drinking and he had gone to the local shop to buy more alcohol.

"When he got back he was upset about something and began a rant at his partner. She got quite a fright and contacted the police."

MacInnes admitted that offence also.

Defence solicitor Roger Webb said his client had a bad record for domestic offending and all were related to alcohol.

"The first offence was bad enough but then he commits the second one while on bail."

He asked the Sheriff to give him one last chance. However Sheriff Matheson said MacInnes had "reached the end of the road."

She jailed him for eight months.


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