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Sheriff warns Easter Ross man he faces jail if he breaches 300 hour community service order


By Ali Morrison

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The Inverness Justice Centre. Picture: Gary Anthony.
The Inverness Justice Centre. Picture: Gary Anthony.

A 29-year-old Alness man who hurled insults at his partner and her mother has been ordered to carry out 300 hours of unpaid community work.

Sentence had been deferred on Ryan Duffy, of Teandallon Square, after he admitted threatening behaviour in Alness on June 22, 2020.

He also pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified and without insurance near Tore on June 28, 2020.

Duffy, who had previous convictions for similar offences of violence and road traffic contraventions, was also ordered to participate in a domestic abuser programme.

He was banned from driving for six years and placed under social work supervision for two years.

But Sheriff Gary Aitken warned him any breach of the order would result in a jail sentence.

Defence solicitor Natalie Paterson said there had been a reconciliation with his partner so Sheriff Aitken declined to impose a non harassment order.



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