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Drunken supermarket threats lead to court fine

By Ali Morrison

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Sheriff Court.
Sheriff Court.

A member of staff was concerned when a man collapsed in a shop so went to check on him.

But the employee at the Co-op in Church Street, Inverness quickly realised that 47-year-old Gary Wallace was drunk.

He tried to get him out of the premises but Wallace, of Telford Street, Inverness became hostile and shouted insults and threats at the staff member.

Police were called and when officers arrived to deal with Wallace, he became abusive and threatening towards them, and uttered homophobic remarks.

Wallace appeared from custody and admitted a charge of threatening behaviour, committed on February 1.

Defence solicitor Marc Dickson said: “He has struggled with life and alcohol since his wife passed away several years ago. He can’t recall the events.”

Sheriff Sara Matheson fined Wallace a total of £320.

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