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Drugs taken into Inverness police station when man climbed over security fence because he could not get in through the main entrance

By Ali Morrison

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Burnett Road police station.
Burnett Road police station.

An Inverness man scaled a security fence of a police station because he could not get in the front door.

Coran Wells (20) had been bailed to an address in Island Road, Stornoway at an earlier hearing at Inverness Sheriff Court. He had previously been living in homeless accommodation in Union Street and Island Bank Road.

But on January 21, the ferries to Lewis were cancelled and Wells had nowhere to go.

When he discovered he could not get in the public entrance of Burnett Road Police Station to inform officers he was having difficulty adhering to his bail condition, he took action.

Wells climbed a fence at the rear of the building and presented himself at the custody suite – which is not accessible to the public.

When searched, Wells had eight grams of herbal cannabis in his pocket, worth £50 and he was arrested.

He admitted the offence in court this week.

Defence solicitor John MacColl said: “It was a stupid offence having cannabis in his possession when he did the responsible thing in telling the police his difficulty.

“He has spent 12 nights in custody as a result.”

Sheriff Eilidh Macdonald admonished Wells.

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