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Man showed buttocks to Inverness police

By Ali Morrison

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A 36-year-old man who "mooned" in front of a police car as it approached him in Inverness was told to behave himself for the next six months.

Ryan Jackson, formerly of Inverness High Street, but now living in Selkirk, admitted exposing his buttocks in Midmills Road on the evening of November 4, 2022.

Fiscal depute Adele Gray told Sheriff Eilidh Macdonald: "Police were on mobile patrol when he stepped on to the road in front of them, pulled down his trousers and underpants and spread his buttocks."

Sheriff Macdonald commented: "So this was a moonie."

Defence solicitor Marc Dickson said: "He has moved away from the area and has no intention of returning. He is getting on well with the support he is getting in Selkirk."

Deferring sentence until August 8, Sheriff Macdonald told Jackson: "If you behave yourself and don't commit any further offences, you don't have to come back here and I will treat you leniently. If you do, then I won't treat you leniently."

Leaving the dock, Jackson told the Sheriff: "I will be of good behaviour, believe me. That is guaranteed."

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