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Culloden man made threats against children of police officers Inverness Sheriff Court is told


By Gregor White


Inverness Sheriff Court.
Inverness Sheriff Court.

A man was arrested after giving Inverness police a false name following reports of a disturbance.

Inverness Sheriff Court heard that police were called to the city's Maclean Court at 2am on October 12 last year, following reports of a disturbance.

They were given Benjamin Clark's name, but when they spoke to the 21-year-old that was not the name he provided them.

After being arrested and while en route to Burnett Road police station in Inverness he threatened to bite the faces of police officers and also to find their children and kill them.

In a cell at the police station he also smeared faeces through a hatch and on the walls.

Depute fiscal Michelle Molley told the court that Clark had been subject to a community payback order for previous offences of public disorder and police assault dating back to 2017 and 2018.

In December 2017 he kicked the driver of a police van while en route to the police station, forcing the driver to take evasive action.

Solicitor Duncan Henderson asked that Clark be assessed for possible placement on a drug treatment and testing order.

Sheriff Chris Dickson said these were serious matters and deferred sentence to November 28 to allow that assessment to be carried out.



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