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Community pay back for Tain man

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At Tain Sheriff Court today
At Tain Sheriff Court today

A TAIN man who had a previous sentence deferred for good behaviour, was ordered at Tain Sheriff Court today to undertake community payback because he had committed another offence subsequently.

Sheriff Mungo Bovey heard that, on October 7 last year, police had been called to a house in High Street, Tain, but no action was needed and the officers left the property.

As they went outside, Jamie Trigg, who was in the house, left with them, stood in front of their car and refused to budge as they tried to move off.

Sheriff Bovey was told Trigg (20) of Burgage Drive, Tain, had previously admitted breaching the peace by hindering the two police officers, and sentence had been deferred for good behaviour.

But on June 30 this year, at a Marquee Dance at Tain Links, he admitted behaving in a threatening manner, by raising a clenched fist at a police officer.

Depute fiscal Roderick Urquhart said Trigg was seen by other officers approaching a police constable with his clenched fist and this caused concern.

He was put to the ground and arrested.

“He had taken a considerable amount to drink,” said the fiscal

Roger Webb, solicitor, said Trigg was contrite and remorseful when he wasn’t drinking.

He realised his problem and would seek alcohol counselling.

Sheriff Bovey told Trigg that had he kept out of trouble, he would have admonished him on the October 7 offence.

However, the Sheriff imposed 100 hours of community pay back and deferred sentence on the June 30 incident for a further six months, ordering Trigg to undertake alcohol counselling.

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