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Nairn man punched Highland police officer, Inverness Sheriff Court hears

By Ali Morrison

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Inverness Justice Centre. Picture: Gary Anthony.
Inverness Justice Centre. Picture: Gary Anthony.

POLICE were called after concerns were raised about a Nairn man near a play park.

When officers arrived in Moss-side Brae, Daniel MacAllister (23), of Clans Crescent, reacted violently towards them on August 16 last year.

Inverness Sheriff Court was told MacAllister struggled with the officers, attempted to bite one constable and punched another, fiscal depute Naomi Duffy-Welsh said.

She added that MacAllister then ran away despite a pepper spray having been deployed. He was arrested shortly after.

Defence solicitor Willie Young said: “He was not working at the time and had take a cocktail of drink and drugs.

“It was a friend who contacted the police out of concern for him. It is unfortunate that he reacted to the efforts of the police to help him and he is not proud of that.”

MacAllister admitted police assault and resisting arrest and was fined a total of £720.

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