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Row when his ex and her mother came to door led to Inverness man being jailed

By Ali Morrison

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Justice Centre where the Sheriff Court sits.
Justice Centre where the Sheriff Court sits.

AN argument on his doorstep led to a man being jailed for eight months.

Daniel Stewart (23) of Thornbush Road, Inverness, was sentenced at Inverness Sheriff Court after admitting charges of assault, threatening behaviour and police assault.

They were committed on June 14 after his ex and her mother turned up at his home uninvited.

Fiscal depute Catriona Steele said: “An argument ensued with his partner’s mother resulting in Stewart pushing his partner out of the way. She and her mother left and Stewart ran after them for a brief period. Tensions were high and police were called. He was traced but became aggressive when handcuffed. He was trying to kick out and was taken to the ground.

“At Burnett Road police station’s charge bar, his hostile behaviour continued. He made comments about an officer being Polish and that she was unable to read or write. He was taken to a cell where he continued to kick out, striking one officer. He kept up his tirade of shouting and swearing and threatened to burn down the house of another officer, saying he knew where he lived.”

Solicitor Rory Gowans said: “His relationship was at an end and he was sitting quietly watching football having a few beers when his ex partner and mother arrived at his door uninvited. At the police station he took exception to a strip search.”

Sheriff David Sutherland said there was no alternative to a prison sentence.

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