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Bail condition was breached when man moved in with girlfriend in Easter Ross town of Invergordon after failing to inform of change of address from Auldearn, Inverness Sheriff Court hears


By Ali Morrison

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A 36-year-old man moved out of his parents' home because it had become "unworkable", Inverness Sheriff Court was told.

But it was Alexander Morris's bail address in Auldearn and he didn't inform the court of his move in with a new girlfriend in King Street, Invergordon as is required by law.

Fiscal depute Pauline Gair said police made a routine check at the property at 10.35pm on December 7 last year to check that Morris was adhering to a 7pm to 6am curfew.

He was not there and it wasn't until the New Year weekend that officers caught up with Morris.

He appeared from custody on Monday and admitted his breach of a special bail condition.

Defence solicitor Rory Gowans explained: "He moved in with a new girlfriend after it became unworkable staying at his bail address. He says he did try to contact us to notify of his change of address so we could advise the court."

Sheriff Robert Frazer deferred sentence until February 17 for a background report and released Morris to his new bail address.


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