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Inverness man jailed after attempting to throw a bicycle at police


By Gregor White

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Inverness Sheriff Court.
Inverness Sheriff Court.

A man who attempted to throw a bicycle at police has been jailed for three months.

Scott Lindsay (44) of Creag Dubh Terrace, Inverness, appeared for sentence at the city’s sheriff court on a total of five charges of behaving in a threatening manner.

He admitted that on November 26, 2019 he shouted, swore and attempted to throw a bicycle at police before lunging at them.

Sheriff Eilidh Macdonald heard Lindsay also admitted another four similar charges.

On September 27, 2019 he shouted and swore at neighbours and threatened to knife someone.

On January 27, 2020 he shouted and swore at police who had come to check on him after seeing a broken window at his property and then some time in February he shouted at neighbours and threatened to kill them.

Finally, on August 12 he was arrested after shouting and swearing at police at New Craigs Hospital and threatening to kill an officer.

Solicitor Patrick O’Dea said his client had mental health problems and was subject to a compulsory treatment order.

“He does from time to time abuse drugs and alcohol,” he said. “When he does not, he is quiet and respectful. He is going to stop taking illicit substances.”

Sheriff Macdonald told Lindsay: “I get that you have mental health problems but these offences were violent, frightening and distressing for those involved and I have to deal with you for that.”

Lindsay was sentenced for the offence involving the bicycle, backdated to August 13.

Sentence on the other four charges was deferred to September 16, 2021 for him to be of good behaviour in the meantime.

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