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Comment prompted assault on woman the day after an Inverness man was released on bail on another matter – he was given a year's supervision order after admitting assault charge via video link at Inverness Sheriff Court

By Ali Morrison

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Inverness Justice Centre.
Inverness Justice Centre.

A 22-year-old man who assaulted a woman the day after he was released on bail on another matter was placed on a year’s supervision to help him get his life back on track.

Gavin Hampton, of Gilbert Street, Inverness, appeared by video link for sentence at Inverness Sheriff Court.

Fiscal depute Ruraidh Allison told Sheriff Sara Matheson that Hampton had returned to his flat on July 22 to find it had been broken into and items were stolen.

He said: “A woman there made a remark about his previous convictions to which he took offence and he pushed her, causing her to fall back onto a bed.”

Hampton admitted an assault charge and his defence solicitor Rory Gowans told the sheriff: “He responds quite well to supervision.”

• Inverness woman Claire Bradley (45), of Mackay Road, was fined £220 after admitting at Inverness Sheriff Court possessing 0.2g of cocaine in her street on June 29.

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