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Neighbours fall out over loud music, Inverness court is told

By Ali Morrison

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Inverness Sheriff Court.
Inverness Sheriff Court.

A fall-out between neighbours over the playing of loud music early in the morning landed one of them in trouble with the law.

William Pollock, of Balgate Drive, Kiltarlity was so angry at the actions of the man next door that he shouted, swore and threatened to "cave someone's skull in with a hammer", fiscal depute Naomi Duffy-Welsh told Inverness Sheriff Court.

The 50-year-old admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner in his garden on July 12 last year.

Ms Duffy-Welsh said: "Another neighbour asked him to calm down and stop swearing as there were children nearby."

But the accused swore at them.

Police were informed and Pollock was charged the following day.

Defence solicitor advocate Clare Russell told Sheriff Eilidh Macdonald: "He had previously been assaulted by another neighbour and childhood traumas played a part.

"Music was being played loudly early in the morning and he became frustrated. He should not have taken matters into his own hands. There have been no further incidents since."

Sheriff Macdonald deferred sentence on Pollock for six months, until August 22, for his good behaviour.

She told him: "This was a very unpleasant and frightening experience for your neighbours."

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