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Teenager lashed out at police in Inverness

By Ali Morrison

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She resisted arrest on Market Brae Steps.
She resisted arrest on Market Brae Steps.

A teenager with alcohol and drug issues was arrested twice in five days in Inverness after offences against the police.

Jessica Green (18), of Bath Street, Aberdeen appeared at Inverness Sheriff Court by video link and admitted resisting arrest on Market Brae Steps on December 3, 2023 and threatening or abusive behaviour on Friar's Bridge on December 7.

Sheriff Gary Aitken heard that Green lashed out with her arms and legs as police tried to calm her down and tried to break free.

Then on the bridge and on the way to Burnett Road Police Station, she shouted, swore, uttered threats and made a derogatory remark to constables.

Her solicitor, Laura-Jane McFarlane, told the court: "She was under the influence of alcohol and other substances in all of these offences.

"She intends to relocate to Aberdeen when she is released and social works say that by then, a support package will be in place for her."

Sheriff Aitken sent Green to detention for four months backdated to December 20 so that when she is freed from the Young Offenders' Institution, social workers are ready to support her.

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