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Trial date set for man accused of Renee MacRae murder

25 November 2021
Trial date set for man accused of Renee MacRae murder

Trial date set for man accused of Renee MacRae murder

25 November 2021

William MacDowell is judged fit to stand trial for the alleged murder of Inverness woman Renee MacRae and her three-year-old son Andrew 45 years ago.


Wick sheriff's warning over knives in public

24 November 2021
Wick sheriff's warning over knives in public

Wick sheriff's warning over knives in public

24 November 2021

A sheriff has repeated his concern about the carrying of knives in public.


Prisoner from Wick faces assault charges

24 November 2021
Prisoner from Wick faces assault charges

Prisoner from Wick faces assault charges

24 November 2021

A Wick man appeared in private at Inverness Sheriff Court on Tuesday in connection with an incident at the city's Porterfield Prison.


Driving ban for drink-driver who drove van in Wick

23 November 2021
Driving ban for drink-driver who drove van in Wick

Driving ban for drink-driver who drove van in Wick

23 November 2021

Bystanders were concerned when their attention was drawn to Alistair Henderson as they thought he had been drinking.


Charge of dangerous driving at up to 101mph is denied by Reay man

22 November 2021
Charge of dangerous driving at up to 101mph is denied by Reay man

Charge of dangerous driving at up to 101mph is denied by Reay man

22 November 2021

A Reay driver is facing a charge of dangerous driving alleging he reached excessive speeds of up to 101mph.


Progress being made in £40k fraud case

22 November 2021
Progress being made in £40k fraud case

Progress being made in £40k fraud case

22 November 2021

A move to ascertain whether a Wick woman is fit to tender a plea to a £40,000 fraud she is accused of has taken a significant step towards a solution.


Thurso taxi driver had 'forgotten' about ecstasy stash

22 November 2021
Thurso taxi driver had 'forgotten' about ecstasy stash

Thurso taxi driver had 'forgotten' about ecstasy stash

22 November 2021

Taxi driver Mark Urquhart was surprised when police searched his garage and recovered £500 worth of ecstasy – as he had forgotten all about it.


'You were behaving like a child' – sheriff pulls up Wick man over his temper in court

19 November 2021
'You were behaving like a child' – sheriff pulls up Wick man over his temper in court

'You were behaving like a child' – sheriff pulls up Wick man over his temper in court

19 November 2021

A sheriff took a Wick man to task for his angry reaction after an application to vary his bail conditions was refused.


Thurso man who carried knife was 'in fear of his life'

18 November 2021
Thurso man who carried knife was 'in fear of his life'

Thurso man who carried knife was 'in fear of his life'

18 November 2021

A young Thurso man caught by police with a lock knife has narrowly avoided a jail sentence.


Fine for Thurso businessman over nightclub assault

18 November 2021
Fine for Thurso businessman over nightclub assault

Fine for Thurso businessman over nightclub assault

18 November 2021

A Thurso businessman has been fined £300 for a nightclub assault and banned from the premises for six months.


Wind farm worker was in charge of van after drinking

18 November 2021
Wind farm worker was in charge of van after drinking

Wind farm worker was in charge of van after drinking

18 November 2021

A wind farm engineer who went for a few drinks after arriving in the Caithness area to start work ended up getting arrested.


Work order for parent after punches thrown outside school

18 November 2021
Work order for parent after punches thrown outside school

Work order for parent after punches thrown outside school

18 November 2021

An allegation of bullying was the trigger for an incident involving two parents in the car park of a Caithness school, Wick Sheriff Court heard.


Thurso drink-driver with 'outrageous' alcohol level is banned

17 November 2021
Thurso drink-driver with 'outrageous' alcohol level is banned

Thurso drink-driver with 'outrageous' alcohol level is banned

17 November 2021

A drink-driver whose breath-alcohol level was almost seven times the legal limit was fined £375 at Wick Sheriff Court on Tuesday.


Man who punched woman in Wick street is given prison warning

17 November 2021
Man who punched woman in Wick street is given prison warning

Man who punched woman in Wick street is given prison warning

17 November 2021

A Wick man who punched a woman outside a local shop has been warned that any future offending would see him jailed.


Wick man left footprint on door after being locked out by partner in row

10 November 2021
Wick man left footprint on door after being locked out by partner in row

Wick man left footprint on door after being locked out by partner in row

10 November 2021

A Wick man shouted and swore at his partner after she refused to let him into their home, the town's sheriff court was told on Tuesday.


Man appears at Wick court charged with police assault

09 November 2021
Man appears at Wick court charged with police assault

Man appears at Wick court charged with police assault

09 November 2021

A Thurso man made a second, private appearance at Wick Sheriff Court on Tuesday on charges of threatening or abusive behaviour and police assault.


'You think you can do as you please' – sheriff tells disqualified driver before jailing him

04 November 2021
'You think you can do as you please' – sheriff tells disqualified driver before jailing him

'You think you can do as you please' – sheriff tells disqualified driver before jailing him

04 November 2021

A five-times disqualified driver has been jailed for six months by a sheriff who said the accused seemed to think he could "please himself".


Woman denies assaulting her ex at Waterfront nightclub in Wick

03 November 2021
Woman denies assaulting her ex at Waterfront nightclub in Wick

Woman denies assaulting her ex at Waterfront nightclub in Wick

03 November 2021

A Wick woman has denied assaulting her former partner in a local nightclub that recently had its licence suspended.


Castletown man denies threats

03 November 2021
Castletown man denies threats

Castletown man denies threats

03 November 2021

A Castletown man is alleged to have threatened three people in the village's Olrig Place.


'Time to grow up,' sheriff tells Wick offender

21 October 2021
'Time to grow up,' sheriff tells Wick offender

'Time to grow up,' sheriff tells Wick offender

21 October 2021

A sheriff gave a young repeat offender due to make a fresh start away from Wick a few home truths.


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