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Sheriff orders compensation for woman at the request of man who was threatening towards her

By Ali Morrison

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A WOMAN who was poked on the back of her head by a café customer will be paid £400 in compensation from him.

Clark Davison, of Juniper Gardens, Inverness was drunk when he behaved in a threatening manner towards the 70-year-old in Charlie’s Café, Inverness on December 13, 2019.

Inverness Sheriff Court heard that Davison (53) began shouting and swearing at two customers before he prodded his victim’s head which upset her husband.

Fiscal depute Susan Love said that the spouse immediately challenged Davison and then reported the incident to police.

“Davison immediately apologised saying that he did not realise it was a woman,” Ms Love went on.

Defence solicitor Clare Russell said her client, who admitted the offence, was “extremely ashamed of his behaviour. He has no recollection of these events and again offers his apologies. There has been no further offending since.”

Sheriff Gary Aitken fined Davison, who then interrupted the sentencing, saying he wanted the money to go to his victim, and this prompted the change to a compensation disposal.

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