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Inverness man threatened to kill police officers

By Ali Morrison

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The incident happened in Glendoe Terrace, Inverness.
The incident happened in Glendoe Terrace, Inverness.

A man made threats against police and their children when he was arrested.

The incident occurred in a house in Glendoe Terrace, Inverness on May 12, with the threats being made by Ryan Renicks (24), previously of the city's Birnie Terrace.

Inverness Sheriff Court was told at an earlier hearing that when one officer took hold of Renicks by the arm to apply handcuffs he started to lash out in an attempt to punch three constables to the head and body.

Sheriff Eilidh Macdonald heard that leg restraints and the cuffs were applied and no injuries were caused but Renicks started to spit.

He also shouted: "If I see any of you out of uniform I'm going to kill you all. I hope all your kids die."

As he was being led to a police van he attempted to head-butt another officer.

Defending, Graham Mann told the court: "He clearly has had long-standing issues not just with drugs but alcohol as well and is motivated to change."

Sheriff Macdonald placed Renicks on a drug treatment and testing order with a review due on January 26.

She told him: "You are a young man with a terrible record, acting violently because of your substance misuse. This is your chance."

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