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New Craigs hospital staff were scared by Inverness out-patient while trying to do their jobs

By Ali Morrison

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Inverness Justice Centre.
Inverness Justice Centre.

A New Craigs hospital out-patient who frightened nursing staff as they tried to give him an injection for his psychosis was told to behave himself for the next six months or be jailed.

Scott Lindsay, of Creag Dubh Terrace, Inverness, admitted a charge of threatening behaviour at the hospital, which occurred on November 11 last year.

Fiscal depute Fiona Murray told the court that the 44-year-old had gone there for an anti-psychotic injection, but was an hour early.

He was, however, under the influence of other drugs and demanded to be taken right away, Mrs Murray went on.

“He left in anger but returned later and was seen. But he demanded oral medication rather than an injection.

“He swore repeatedly and was obstructive. Staff were frightened, but he eventually accepted the medication.”

Defence solicitor Patrick O’Dea said Lindsay had two appointments since that incident and “conducted himself appropriately”.

Mr O’Dea asked Sheriff Gordon Fleetwood to either assess his client for a drug treatment order or defer sentence to put him on notice of a jail sentence if he did not behave.

Sentence was deferred for six months until July 8 for Lindsay to stay out of trouble.

But the sheriff warned him if he did not behave, he could face a sentence of up to two years.

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