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Officers subjected to tirade of abuse after late-night knock at door

Officers subjected to tirade of abuse after late-night knock at door

Officers subjected to tirade of abuse after late-night knock at door

11 March 2021

Police investigating a report of a late-night incident at a Wick house were confronted by a bare-chested man who was anything but co-operative.


Wick man accused of washing trainers to destroy evidence

Wick man accused of washing trainers to destroy evidence

Wick man accused of washing trainers to destroy evidence

10 March 2021

A WICK man is alleged to have cleaned potential evidence after committing a serious assault.


'Stop feeling sorry for yourself' sheriff warns Wick man

'Stop feeling sorry for yourself' sheriff warns Wick man

'Stop feeling sorry for yourself' sheriff warns Wick man

04 March 2021

A repeat offender whose life was said to have been “on a downward spiral” for the past two years has been urged to man-up.


Thurso man sparked bomb scare at two Inverness premises

Thurso man sparked bomb scare at two Inverness premises

Thurso man sparked bomb scare at two Inverness premises

03 March 2021

A Thurso man has admitted having deliberately sparked a bomb scare he knew to be false, at two commercial premises in Inverness.


Thurso man apologies to sheriff over tirade of abuse in Wick courtroom

Thurso man apologies to sheriff over tirade of abuse in Wick courtroom

Thurso man apologies to sheriff over tirade of abuse in Wick courtroom

26 February 2021

A young man apologised to a sheriff for subjecting him to a tirade of abuse at a previous hearing.


Thurso man broke into brother's house

Thurso man broke into brother's house

Thurso man broke into brother's house

24 February 2021

Wick Sheriff Court heard about a man who broke into his brother's house with intent to steal.


Thurso thief with 'shocking' record jailed

Thurso thief with 'shocking' record jailed

Thurso thief with 'shocking' record jailed

24 February 2021

A Thurso man with a record a sheriff described as 'shocking' has been jailed for eight months.


Jail warning after man dragged partner by hair

Jail warning after man dragged partner by hair

Jail warning after man dragged partner by hair

11 February 2021

Wick Sheriff Court also heard that Brendon Stevens threw a brick at the woman's car during an argument that "got out of hand".


Prison warning for man who threatened ex partner

Prison warning for man who threatened ex partner

Prison warning for man who threatened ex partner

09 February 2021

A MAN who threatened his former partner and tried to frighten a witness has claimed she was partly to blame for his actions.


Sex offender who struggled with police sent back to jail

Sex offender who struggled with police sent back to jail

Sex offender who struggled with police sent back to jail

25 January 2021

A convicted sex offender wanted to buy a train ticket home – but all he got was a ticket back to prison.


Drug treatment order for woman who threatened to set herself alight

Drug treatment order for woman who threatened to set herself alight

Drug treatment order for woman who threatened to set herself alight

15 January 2021

A WICK woman who tried to set herself alight in the backyard of the local police station has been made subject to a drug treatment testing order.


Man in threat to ex after revving car at witness

Man in threat to ex after revving car at witness

Man in threat to ex after revving car at witness

13 January 2021

WICK Sheriff Court heard how a man threatened his former partner having tried to frighten a witness in another related case five months earlier.


Thurso man threw brick at partner's car, court hears

Thurso man threw brick at partner's car, court hears

Thurso man threw brick at partner's car, court hears

13 January 2021

A 28-year-old Thurso man appeared via video link from custody at Inverness Sheriff Court on Monday and admitted assaulting his partner.


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

12 January 2021

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.


'Vulnerable' prisoner concerned over Covid outbreak at prison

'Vulnerable' prisoner concerned over Covid outbreak at prison

'Vulnerable' prisoner concerned over Covid outbreak at prison

11 January 2021

THE county's sheriff has heard about a Wick prisoner's alarm on being told that two cases of Covid-19 had been confirmed in the jail.


Man fails to show up for trial at Wick

Man fails to show up for trial at Wick

Man fails to show up for trial at Wick

08 January 2021

A WARRANT has been issued for the arrest of a Plymouth man who failed to turn up for his trial on a series of charges.


Wick man jailed after walking out of social worker meeting

Wick man jailed after walking out of social worker meeting

Wick man jailed after walking out of social worker meeting

06 January 2021

A COURT heard how a Wick man scorned a final chance to co-operate with social workers by walking out of a meeting with one of them.


Man stole £40k Jag days after Caithness crash

Man stole £40k Jag days after Caithness crash

Man stole £40k Jag days after Caithness crash

30 December 2020

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


Caithness police operation draws praise from local councillors

Caithness police operation draws praise from local councillors

Caithness police operation draws praise from local councillors

28 December 2020

Operation Ruling netted large quantities of 'illegal substances' and led to violent criminals being arrested including one caught with a sword.


Speeding driver offers season's greetings... to sheriff!

Speeding driver offers season's greetings... to sheriff!

Speeding driver offers season's greetings... to sheriff!

22 December 2020

Sheriff Andrew Berry received the compliments of the season from an unexpected source... a man he was about to sentence.


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