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Man told police he wanted to hurt people after turning up a police station with knife

By Richard McLaughlin

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The Inverness Justice Centre.
The Inverness Justice Centre.

A MAN has been jailed after turning up at a police station with a knife and telling officers he wanted to hurt people.

David Dunn (53) walked into Burnett Road police station in the Highland capital on April 13 and told staff of his intentions in an effort to stop himself, Inverness Sheriff Court heard.

Fiscal depute Pauline Gair said he was searched and a black handled knife was found in his pocket.

“He said he was angry and that he wanted to hurt people,” she said.

Solicitor Patrick O’Dea said Dunn had formerly being living in Dundee and had been visiting Inverness on the day.

“He is still angry today and is dissatisfied with life,” he said.

Sheriff Sara Matheson noticed this was his sixth analogous offence and sentenced him to 16 months in prison backdated to April 14 when he was remanded.

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