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Former Helmsdale resident fined £3k and banned from road for four years for causing death by careless driving

Former Helmsdale resident fined £3k and banned from road for four years for causing death by careless driving

Former Helmsdale resident fined £3k and banned from road for four years for causing death by careless driving

A retired welder was killed instantly when an elderly motorist drifted on to the opposite side of the A9 and there was a head-on collision.


No plea from woman facing attempted murder charges after Inverness car crash

No plea from woman facing attempted murder charges after Inverness car crash

No plea from woman facing attempted murder charges after Inverness car crash

A 43-year-old Inverness woman appeared in private from custody charged with the attempted murder of three men following a car crash in the city.


Covid impact leaves courts struggling to cope – amid moves to slash trials

Covid impact leaves courts struggling to cope – amid moves to slash trials

Covid impact leaves courts struggling to cope – amid moves to slash trials

CRIMINAL courts in the Highlands are creaking under the strain of the Covid pandemic – after the number of trials was slashed by up to 75 per cent.


Road ban and fine for Elphin drug-driver

Road ban and fine for Elphin drug-driver

Road ban and fine for Elphin drug-driver

A DRIVER from Sutherland took to the wheel after consuming a huge amount of medication, a court heard.


Tain men remanded in custody over alleged Pitgrudy incident

Tain men remanded in custody over alleged Pitgrudy incident

Tain men remanded in custody over alleged Pitgrudy incident

Two Tain men appeared in private at Inverness Sheriff Court yesterday in connection with an alleged incident in Pitgrudy, outside Dornoch.


Man appears in court on alleged Helmsdale charges

Man appears in court on alleged Helmsdale charges

Man appears in court on alleged Helmsdale charges

A 47 year old man appeared in private at Inverness Sheriff Court yesterday on several charges including two of possessing a bladed weapon.


Court appearance following New Year's Day incident at Pitgrudy

Court appearance following New Year's Day incident at Pitgrudy

Court appearance following New Year's Day incident at Pitgrudy

Two men are to appear in court tomorrow in connection with an incident at an address at Pitgrudy, north of Dornoch, on New Year’s Day.


Man stole £40k Jag days after crashing into a ditch near Lairg

Man stole £40k Jag days after crashing into a ditch near Lairg

Man stole £40k Jag days after crashing into a ditch near Lairg

A MAN who stole a brand new £40,000 Jaguar from an Inverness garage to get home to Birmingham was jailed for eight months.


Drug user passed himself off as a gardener and put pressure on woman (87) for payment

Drug user passed himself off as a gardener and put pressure on woman (87) for payment

Drug user passed himself off as a gardener and put pressure on woman (87) for payment

A MILTON man was so desperate for money to buy drugs that he set himself up as a tradesman and pressured vulnerable residents to employ him.


Fine and road ban for second-time Brora drink-driver

Fine and road ban for second-time Brora drink-driver

Fine and road ban for second-time Brora drink-driver

Brora drink-driver Patrick Blackburn has been fined £900 and banned from the road for three years.


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