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Inverness Sheriff Court: Nairn couple arrested after police called to home


By Ali Morrison


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Inverness Sheriff Court.
Inverness Sheriff Court.

Police were called to a disturbance in a Nairn house and arrested a couple who stayed there.

But John Stewart (34) and his partner Donna Gray (27), now of John Street, Nairn, refused to go quietly from their Lochdhu Gate home on the night of August 16 last year.

Inverness Sheriff Court was told that Stewart assaulted a police sergeant by kicking him on the body and then resisted arrest.

Gray also kicked out and struggled with two officers as they tried to take Stewart away.

Stewart admitted police assault and resisting arrest while Gray pleaded guilty to resisting arrest.

She was fined £470 at an earlier court sitting when defence solicitor advocate Neil Wilson said of his client’s offence: “It was a case of mistaken loyalty.”

Stewart’s lawyer Clare Russell said her client was on a community payback order and a background report would be required.

Sentence was deferred and when Stewart appeared again before Sheriff Ian Cruickshank, he was told by Ms Russell’s colleague Rory Gowans that “he has kept himself pretty much out of trouble since then”.

Stewart was ordered to carry out 135 hours of unpaid work and placed under a year's social work supervision.


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