A SHERIFF found himself with a familiar face before him in the dock at Inverness Sheriff Court today.
Sheriff Gordon Fleetwood recognised Richard Munro as a former client from the days when he was a defence solicitor, when Munro entered the dock.
He told Munro: “I’m not comfortable about dealing with this case. We go back a long way. I know too much about you. I think another Sheriff should deal with this.”
Fifty four year old Munro of Mackintosh Road, Inverness, then looked at the Sheriff and replied: “Gordy, I never recognised you.”
He pleaded guilty to charges of manufacturing cannabis at his home in Mackintosh Road and stealing electricity by tampering with a meter.
As he left the dock Munro called across to the bench: “Cheers Gordy.”
Sentence was deferred on Munro, who admitted previous convictions, until July 26.