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Man threatened to hunt down and kill families of two police officers, Inverness court is told


By Ali Morrison

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Inverness Sheriff Court.
Inverness Sheriff Court.

Threats were made to police by a man who was spoken to in Inverness city centre.

Inverness Sheriff Court was told that Richard Jessop (32), of Blackwell Avenue, Inverness, was spoken to by police in Church Street last year.

Fiscal depute Fiona Murray said he slapped the window of their vehicle and shouted and swore.

“When he refused to desist, he was arrested and officers took hold of him. He started to struggle and handcuffs were applied. He then threatened to find the wives and children of the officers and kill them.”

Jessop admitted threatening behaviour and resisting arrest and was fined £600.

Defence solicitor John MacColl said: “His recollection of this is zero. He was inebriated and although that doesn’t excuse his behaviour, it explains his disinhibition. They were vile comments made to the police.”

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