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Inverness man to be sentenced next month following attempted assault at city’s railway station – railway station controller with ScotRail had to avoid being punched after ushering the man out of the concourse


By Ali Morrison

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Inverness Justice Centre.
Inverness Justice Centre.

A railway station controller with ScotRail had to avoid being punched after ushering a man out of the concourse at Inverness.

Inverness Sheriff Court was told that Stephen Dick, of Montague Row, was slumped on a bench holding a bottle of alcohol on June 14.

Fiscal depute David Morton said that it was decided he was too drunk to be in Inverness Railway Station and the controller was asked to deal with him.

“But Dick took exception to being asked to leave and shouted and swore at the member of staff,” he said.

“He then attempted to assault him by making various lunging movements towards him, but such was his state of intoxication, none of the punches landed.

“Ultimately he went on his way and police were contacted.

“He was traced a short time later and arrested.”

Dick admitted assault and threatening or abusive behaviour.

Defence solicitor Marc Dickson said of his 20-year-old client: “His difficulties are alcohol related and he has been diagnosed with personality disorders. He can’t recall anything about this.”

Since Dick was currently on a court order, sentence was deferred for a background report until August 19.

He was released on bail.


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