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Manchester man threw table in Highland pub after being refused service


By Ali Morrison

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Inverness Sheriff Court.
Inverness Sheriff Court.

Bar staff at the pub refused to serve the man because he was too drunk.

But when 35-year-old Donnie Murray of Dunrobin Close, Heywood, was asked to leave the Caledonian Bar in Inverness's High Street on July 22 last year he picked up a table and threw it at the bar.

Murray then left the premises only to be traced by police nearby.

Fiscal depute Karen Poke told Inverness Sheriff Court: "He became aggressive towards the officers and had to be restrained.

"He struggled with them as they tried to handcuff him, flailing his arms and legs about."

Defence solicitor Rory Gowans said: "With the benefit of sobriety, he apologises to all concerned. It was not a good idea mixing his medication with alcohol.

"He has been abstinent ever since."

Murray admitted threatening behaviour and resisting arrest. He was fined £640.


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