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Former police officer brandished knife and shouted threats in Inverness

By Ali Morrison

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Sheriff David Harvie.
Sheriff David Harvie.

A former police officer who hurled abuse at his neighbour and threatened her brother while brandishing a knife has been ordered to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work.

Donald Bain was also placed under six months of social work supervision and banned from harassing his neighbour for a year.

Bain was found guilty by Sheriff David Harvie after a trial last month.

The 72-year-old was involved in the incident that took place in Birchwood Road, Inverness, on August 5 last year.

Finding Bain guilty of threatening or abusive behaviour by shouting, swearing, acting in an aggressive manner and uttering threats towards his neighbour’s brother whilst brandishing a knife, Sheriff Harvie said: “This is quite a serious incident.”

He told Bain: "It is time you recognise that it is not the neighbours – there is another common factor."

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