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Inverness man in Sheriff Court after Raigmore Hospital emergency room struggle

By Ali Morrison

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Inverness Sheriff Court.
Inverness Sheriff Court.

AN INVERNESS man who threatened to harm himself with a knife was persuaded by police negotiators to throw it away.

But when officers wanted to take Cameron Ross to Raigmore Hospital from his Galloway Drive home because he claimed he had consumed tablets, he refused to go.

Inverness Sheriff Court heard today (Wednesday) that he was taken hold of and there was a struggle before he was taken for medical examination.

Fiscal depute Roderick Urquhart told Sheriff Ian Cruickshank: "There was a confrontation in Accident and Emergency and Ross used his body to push a constable against a wall and hospital bed. As a result the constable suffered slight bruising."

Defence solicitor Iain Houston said his client was on a community payback order and a background report would be required.

He added that Ross had been diagnosed with a series of mental health difficulties arising from a difficult childhood and a family tragedy.

Sheriff Cruickshank deferred sentence until January 28 and in addition asked for a restriction of liberty order assessment.

Ross, who appeared from custody and admitted charges of threatening behaviour and police assault, was released on bail.

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