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Inverness man fined £680 in Inverness Sheriff Court, after he says 'sorry' over phone struggle with former partner

By Ali Morrison

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A couple’s argument over a mobile phone message cost an Inverness man a £680 fine.

Inverness Sheriff Court heard that it was 39-year-old Brian Mackenzie’s second domestic-related offence, which occurred in the pair’s home in Inverness, on May 20 last year.

Mackenzie, now of Montague Row, Inverness, admitted threatening or abusive behaviour towards his then partner. He also admitted breaching a bail undertaking not to contact the woman.

The court heard that both had been drinking and an argument developed over messages found by Mackenzie’s partner on an old mobile phone of his.

Fiscal depute David Morton said: “Matters deteriorated and he began struggling with her. She called the police and he was arrested.”

Defence solicitor Rory Gowans said: “He is now in a new relationship and wishes to apologise for his behaviour.”

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