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INVERNESS SHERIFF COURT: Drunk man refused to leave scene of disturbance at Gellions bar in Highland capital when asked to three times then lashed out at police

By Ali Morrison

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The Gellions bar on Inverness's Bridge Street.
The Gellions bar on Inverness's Bridge Street.

AN Inverness man refused to leave the scene of a disturbance when told to three times.

Adam Rennie (35), of Kenneth Street, initially did after getting the first instruction but returned to talk to Gellions bar door staff working in Bridge Street.

Fiscal depute Emma MacEwan said that Rennie was again asked to leave the area, only for him to become argumentative and he refused a police request to go once more.

“He was asked for his details and refused to give them, saying he didn’t recognise the powers of the police.

He then became aggressive and lashed out at officers,” she said.

Defence solicitor Maureen Duffy told Sheriff David Sutherland: “He is deeply sorry for his behaviour which he accepts was unacceptable. He was very intoxicated.”

Rennie was fined a total of £640 after admitting threatening or abusive behaviour, refusing to give police details and resisting or hindering officers.

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