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Inverness teenager grabbed police officer's neck

By Ali Morrison

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Inverness Sheriff Court.
Inverness Sheriff Court.

An Inverness teenager attacked two police officers who had seen him shouting and swearing outside a house.

Inverness Sheriff Court was told that George Beveridge (18), of Carnarc Crescent, had been drinking whisky prior to the incident last Friday.

Fiscal depute Niall Macdonald said Beveridge threatened the constables, and as one put his hand out to fend him off, he went for the officer’s neck.

“There was a struggle and the other officer landed on the ground,” he said.

“Beveridge had his arms around the officer’s neck and Pava spray had to be deployed."

He continued: “Both constables were slightly injured.”

Beveridge admitted threatening behaviour, police assault and resisting arrest.

He was ordered to carry out 60 hours of unpaid work by Sheriff Sara Matheson.

Defence solicitor Patrick O’Dea said: “My client is shocked and appalled by his behaviour.

"He does not normally drink to excess and whisky is not his drink of choice.”

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