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INVERNESS SHERIFF COURT: City man confronted by Ross-shire intruder covered in blood

By Ali Morrison

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An Inverness man was confronted in his home by a Black Isle intruder who was covered in blood.

The occupier of the house in Coronation Road shouted at 30-year-old James Marshall to leave, after he claimed he sought refuge there because he was being chased.

The incident on December 19, 2020 was reported to police after the victim discovered his mobile phone was missing.

Fiscal depute Karen Poke told Sheriff Eilidh Macdonald that it was eventually recovered and returned to its owner.

Marshall, of James Street, Avoch admitted the theft and was fined £540.

But defence solicitor Clare Russell said that her client was currently on remand for another serious matter and she would be asking for no time to pay.

The alternative of 28 days imprisonment was imposed.

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