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Tagging order for Inverness man formerly from Dingwall who attacked police and medical staff at New Craigs Hospital

By Ali Morrison

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Sheriff Gary Aitken.
Sheriff Gary Aitken.

A drug addict who bit a police constable and attempted to bite nursing staff has been placed under a restriction of liberty order for six months.

Raymond Marshall, previously from Dingwall but now living in Portland Place, Inverness, appeared for sentence before Sheriff Gary Aitken and will have to remain in his new flat between 7pm and 7am wearing an electronic tag.

The sentence will take effect from October 26 when he should have moved in and will be confirmed on that date.

He had previously admitted the police assault which occurred in New Craigs Hospital, Inverness on July 18.

He also pleaded guilty to assaulting three nurses and a doctor by repeatedly attempting to bite them on the same date and in the same venue.

The 35-year-old was also sentenced for other offences which occurred in 2019.

He assaulted a man in Conon Bridge on October 19 of that year and then shouted and swore in Burnett Road police station, Inverness after being arrested.

Before that, on June 6, he and another man turned up drunk at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness demanding to see a friend, but were refused.

Marshall then continued to march through the hospital, including through the Special Baby Unit, shouting and swearing.

Defence solicitor Douglas McConnell told Sheriff Gary Aitken that some of the offences were brought on by cannabis misuse.

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