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INVERNESS SHERIFF COURT: Repeat offender Lynda Love narrowly avoids jail but warned her behaviour will end up with her behind bars if she does not clean up act


By Ali Morrison

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A REPEAT offender from Inverness has been warned she is going to jail if she does not clean up her act.

Lynda Love, of Tobermory Place, appeared at Inverness Sheriff Court facing a backlog of previously admitted criminal court cases including two assaults and making racial remarks in a takeaway.

Love (22) had previously pled guilty to threatening or abusive behaviour and the assaults committed in Mr Rice, Telford Street, on September 5, 2021.

The court heard that Love shouted and swore and made racist remarks to staff at the premises.

She then assaulted one woman by striking her on the body with a bag and assaulting a second staff member by slamming down a wooden counter which struck her on the body.

Sheriff Mark Stewart said “Your behaviour is unacceptable not just to me but to everyone that you come into contact with when your behaviour degenerates – including those trying to help you I suspect.

“You are at the stage where if you don’t cooperate then there is a simple solution – the jail. You are very close.”

Love was put on a community payback order with a supervision requirement for 12 months and a restriction of liberty order for six months.

She is required to stay in her home between the hours of 7am and 7pm seven days a week.

She was admonished on a number of other charges, which Sheriff Stewart said was to simplify matters as she attempts to remain out of prison.


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