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Homeless man refused to leave Inverness police station


By Ali Morrison

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Inverness Sheriff Court.
Inverness Sheriff Court.

Inverness Sheriff Court was told a man could not remember why he had gone into a city police station and then caused a disturbance.

Peter Williamson’s solicitor, Neil Wilson, said: “He is in homeless accommodation and perhaps it was a subconscious effort to get jailed.”

Sheriff Margaret Neilson, granted Williamson’s wish, sentencing him to four months after he admitted a charge of threatening behaviour on August 28.

The court heard that 30-year-old Williamson of Oakes Court, Invergordon appeared to be “intoxicated and rambling” in the reception area of Burnett Road police station in Inverness.

Fiscal depute David Morton said: “He was asked to leave and went to the nearby Scotbake premises and was shouting and swearing.

“Officers went there to deal with him, he was shouting and swearing at them and then climbed onto the roof of a Scotbake vehicle.

“He was initially standing up but then he sat down and slid down the windscreen and down the front of the vehicle.

“He was intercepted by the officers and taken across the road to Burnett Road where he continued to shout and swear.”

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