Published: 26/08/2012 16:00 - Updated: 24/08/2012 14:34

Caithness man jailed for endangering partygoers

A YOUNG Caithness man was jailed for four months on Friday for endangering people at a party by throwing a stone through a window.

Darren Cooper (27), of no fixed abode, previously admitted the offence which occurred on August 4.

He also pleaded guilty to a breach of a supervision order but the case was continued for the preparation of reports and Cooper was remanded in custody.

The court was told the accused endangered three revellers at a party in Thurso in the early hours of the morning by his actions which resulted in glass being sprayed across a bedroom.

The police were called and Cooper was detained.

On Friday, solicitor Neil Wilson urged the court not to impose a custodial sentence.

He stressed his client had been remanded since August 6 and suggested the case could be dealt with by means of a community payback order.

However, Sheriff Andrew Berry felt only one disposal was appropriate.

He said the stone-throwing incident could have had potentially serious consequences for other people and jailed Cooper for four months.

The jail sentence was backdated to August 6.

*For more court news, see Wednesday’s Caithness Courier.

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