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INVERNESS SHERIFF COURT: Man turned up at ex-wife’s house in drunken attempt to see his children

By Richard McLaughlin

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Inverness Sheriff Court.
Inverness Sheriff Court.

The court heard previously that the man had not seen his children in six years.

George Thomson (56) startled his ex when he appeared in the back garden of her home in Murray Road, Inverness on July 24, while she was in the kitchen

Fiscal depute Shamela Ghafar told Inverness Sheriff Court: “At around 4.45pm the witness was within her kitchen washing dishes when a figure appeared at the window. The accused began to bang on the back door.”

The woman immediately recognised the man as her ex and ran upstairs to phone 999.

While she waited for the police Thomson tried to open the back door and then repeatedly banged on the front door and tried to open it.

Miss Ghafar said: “At 4.58pm the accused was found by officers in the rear garden, heavily intoxicated.”

Thomson, who represented himself in court, previously admitted acting in a threatening and abusive manner.

Asked in August by Sheriff Peter Grant-Hutchison to explain his actions he said: “I haven’t seen my kids in six years and I got drunk and went to the door.”

Thomson, of Loch Flemington Road, appeared in court for sentencing last week.

Sheriff Robert Frazer deferred sentence for a year for good behaviour.

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