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Inverness man sent back to prison day after being released after threatening to slash police officers and smash their faces in

By Ali Morrison

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AN Inverness man who was released from prison on Wednesday threatened and repeatedly spat at police hours later.

Sheriff Sara Matheson was told this morning that Kyle Drummond (21) of St Ninian's Drive had a drink problem and got drunk with people he didn't know.

Defence solicitor John MacColl said: "He got beaten up and then kicked off with the police.

"This young man has an unenviable record and faces the revolving door of prison if he doesn't get some assistance. Therefore I am asking that a background report be considered."

But the Sheriff denied the lawyer's request, despite "an eloquent plea".

She had been told by fiscal depute Martina Eastwood that Drummond had been seen by police in Sir Walter Scott Drive at about 9pm "covered in blood".

"He was asked what happened and he became hostile towards officers, threatening to slash them and smash their faces in," she said.

"He was also spitting in the police vehicle."

Drummond admitted threatening behaviour and was jailed for four months.

The Sheriff told him: "I am not going to call for a report. This was just after being released from prison.

"You had plenty of time in custody to sort yourself out and this offence includes repeatedly spitting at police officers."

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