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Inverness man admits wasting police time with sexual assault allegation

By Ali Morrison

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Inverness Sheriff Court is at Inverness Justice Centre.
Inverness Sheriff Court is at Inverness Justice Centre.

Police time was wasted when officers received a call from a 34-year-old Inverness man claiming that a member of his family had been sexually assaulted.

But Inverness Sheriff Court heard that Andrew Fraser's allegation was untrue and he admitted falsely presenting to officers on January 16, 2022 that a crime had been committed.

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Defending, Rory Grant told Sheriff Rory Bannerman: "There is a background to this but the nature of what was alleged makes this more serious."

Sheriff Bannerman perused the list of previous convictions which were admitted by Fraser of Drakies Avenue, Inverness, and told him: "They are of a troubling nature with a considerable number of offences committed over the last dozen years or so."

He deferred sentence until May 9 for a background report and restriction of liberty order assessment. Fraser's bail was continued.

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