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Inverness teenager was ‘out of order’ when he assaulted a fellow youngster in his home as he tried to sort out a generations-old dispute with another family

By Ali Morrison

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Inverness Justice Centre.
Inverness Justice Centre.

A teenager who tried to sort out a generations-old dispute with another family assaulted a fellow youngster in his home.

Inverness Sheriff Court was told that Jack Drummond (19), of the city’s Craigton Avenue, went to a house in nearby Maclennan Crescent to speak to a 17-year-old on March 30, last year.

But Drummond had been drinking and was accompanied by another teenager when they both entered the young male’s home and Drummond threatened to murder him. After a scuffle, Drummond again made a threat.

Just 12 days later, Drummond returned to the boy’s home despite giving police an undertaking he would stay away. Police were called and he was arrested.

Drummond admitted two assaults and a breach of an undertaking.

Defence solicitor Rory Gowans told Sheriff Margaret Neilson: “There has been a degree of ill-feeling between the two families which has gone on for generations.

“He went to sort things out, but he was highly intoxicated and matters escalated. He accepts he was out of order.”

Drummond was placed under a year’s social work supervision, has to take part in an offender awareness scheme and carry out 150 hours of unpaid work.

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