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COURT ROUND-UP: Surgeon walks free from culpable homicide charge, woman given 24 hours to leave the country, soldier ordered to pay compensation for homophobic slurs plus drug driving in a dressing gown

By Richard McLaughlin

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Inverness Justice Centre.
Inverness Justice Centre.

Inverness Justice Centre saw a mix of a high court and sheriff court business in November.

Here the Inverness Courier recaps some of the cases that made the headlines this month.

A retired eye surgeon accused of causing the death of his neighbour walked free after a jury found the case against him not proven.

READ MORE: Retired eye surgeon acquitted of culpabale homicide of neighbour as jury finds case not proven

A woman who got herself into trouble was told to stay out of Scotland unless she had a court appearance.

READ MORE: Woman given 24 hours to leave Scotland and told to stay away unless she's due back for court

A serving British Army solider was ordered to pay compensation to a man he called homophobic slurs.

READ MORE: Army soldier ordered to pay compensation for homophobic abuse on night out in the Highland capital

Police spotted a woman driving in her dressing gown and found drugs in her system.

READ MORE: Woman spotted drug driving in dressing gown failed to appear in court because her house burnt down

A serial shoplifter tried to break into a McDonald's safe but failed and left with some juice instead.

READ MORE: Serial shoplifter admits multiple thefts

A man was seen carrying an iron bar without reasonable excuse

READ MORE: Man was seen carrying metal bar

View our fact sheet on court reporting here

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