Published: 07/07/2017 15:23 - Updated: 07/07/2017 15:27

Thurso shoplifter jailed for threatening to "bottle" shop staff

A SHOPLIFTER threatened to return to an Inverness store and ‘bottle’ staff there when she was apprehended by police Inverness Sheriff Court has heard.

Amanda Drummond from Henderson Street in Thurso appeared from custody and admitted stealing alcohol from Dalneigh Store in Margaret Street on May 8 while on bail and in Bruce Gardens on the same date behaving in a threatening or abusive manner towards police officers and uttering threats of violence towards staff at the store.

Depute fiscal Robert Weir said at Inverness Sheriff Court staff saw 27 year-old Drummond was seen by staff picking up three bottles of wine in the store.

She was in the company of someone at the time and CCTV showed her lifting the bottles which were valued at £28.67.

She was traced later and some of the drink was recovered but the loss to the store was £13.08.

“While being dealt with at 9.10pm (by police) she made comments and talked about returning to the store and bottling the staff there,” the fiscal said.

Solicitor Neil Wilson said Drummond was on remand for a breach of curfew and was also subject to a community payback order.

A background report was before the court and Mr Wilson said this stated she was in need of support and referred to mental health difficulties.

Sheriff David Sutherland sentenced her to 60 days.

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