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Inverness Sheriff Court: Alness man admits to threatening or abusive behaviour towards Police Scotland officers

By Ali Morrison

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The Inverness Justice Centre.
The Inverness Justice Centre.

A ROSS man who was abusive towards police started drinking heavily again after months of sobriety to deal with several family and personal issues which cropped up over a short period of time.

Inverness Sheriff Court heard that Jason Mackay (35), of Coul Park, Alness, had received bad news about his own health, and his sister was a victim of a serious assault.

Solicitor Mhyrin Hill added that her client had also become his brother’s carer.

Mackay will appear for sentence on August 29. He had admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner towards police in Kirkside, Alness, on the night of July 25.

Sheriff Ian Crucikshank heard officers were called to a disturbance in the area and found Mackay, who had his dog with him, shouting and swearing at the rear of a property.

Fiscal depute Susan Love said: "It was running around and the officers asked him to keep it under control and then leave the area. He walked away but continued to shout and swear, saying to the police: 'If anyone comes near me, the dog is getting set on them.' He was arrested.

"En route to the police station, he was still acting aggressively, saying 'get your hands off me or I will bite your nose off.'

"He also threatened to get one officer when he was out of uniform," Ms Love went on.

Ms Hill explained that Mackay had gone to the home of an ex-partner to collect his belongings and the police had been called before any disturbance.

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