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Police officer bitten by drunk man in Inverness after saving his life


By Ali Morrison

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Inverness Justice Centre.
Inverness Justice Centre.

Police saved the life of a drunk man who tried to take his own life.

But as officers tried to help him Scott Mackenzie (42) of Redcastle View, Inverness, bit one of them on the body.

The incident happened on October 16 last year at Mackenzie’s partner’s home in the city’s Cranmore Drive.

He admitted threatening behaviour and police assault and was ordered to carry out 240 hours of unpaid work. He was also placed under social work supervision for 18 months.

Inverness Sheriff Court heard Mackenzie had come home drunk and agitated before storming out of the house and threatening to harm himself.

His worried partner called the police.

Solicitor Marc Dickson said his client was “ashamed and embarrassed” and thought perhaps a drink may have been spiked.

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