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Fort George soldier fined at Inverness Sheriff Court for drunken assault at a Ross-shire party


By Philip Murray

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The Inverness Justice Centre locator..Sign is up on the new building on Longman Road...Inverness Justice Centre locator.Picture: SPP. Image No. ..

AN Army private got so drunk at a Ross-shire party, he was told to go to bed to sleep it off.

But Inverness Sheriff Court was told that Karl Wainwright (32), of the Fort George Barracks near Inverness, had "become a different person" previously due to the amount of alcohol he had taken.

Fiscal depute David Morton said: "A woman indicated he would be better to go to bed and assisted him to the bedroom. But he took exception to this, seized her by the wrists and pinned her against a wall for a short time.

"She was very upset and went downstairs to join her friends and the police were contacted."

Fining Wainwright £840 after he admitted assault, Sheriff Robert Macdonald told him: "You assaulted someone who was trying to help you."

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