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Jail for Aberdeen man who threatened to 'crush windpipe' of Inverness bar manager

By Ali Morrison

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The Malt Room locator. Picture: James Mackenzie.
The Malt Room locator. Picture: James Mackenzie.

An Aberdeen man who had been drinking took exception to being told to leave an Inverness bar and threatened the manager.

Inverness Sheriff Court heard that 37-year-old David Jarvis had gone into the Malt Room, in Market Close, and was refused service.

Fiscal depute Grant McLennan told Sheriff Gary Aitken that on being asked to leave, Jarvis shouted at the member of staff and threatened to "crush his windpipe".

Outside the bar he continued to shout and swear at the manager saying that he had a "shotgun".

"Police were called and asked him about that and he said 'it was a joke,'"Mr McLennan added.

Jarvis, of Menzies Road, Aberdeen admitted threatening or abusive behaviour and was jailed for four months.

The court heard that Jarvis was already serving a prison sentence in Scotland. When released, he was to be recalled to jail in England to complete a sentence imposed there having been released early.

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