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Drug treatment order for woman who threatened to set herself alight outside Wick police station

By Court Reporter

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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.

Robyn Miller doused herself in fuel and flicked a cigarette lighter. However, the flame flickered only briefly, giving police officers vital seconds to overpower her and secure the lighter.

Sheriff Andrew Berry.
Sheriff Andrew Berry.

The drama occurred after the 25-year-old arrived at the police station on July 17 last year to see a friend in custody. Miller issued an ultimatum, threatening to set herself alight if she wasn’t admitted.

The court was told, previously, that Miller, of Glamis Road, Wick, admitted a charge of culpable and reckless conduct by putting police officers and herself in danger. She also pleaded guilty to additional charges of threatening or abusive behaviour and breaching a curfew, on September 28.

When Miller’s case was called for sentence at Wick Sheriff Court on Wednesday, Sheriff Andrew Berry was advised that she had been assessed as being suitable for a drug testing treatment order. It will run for 18 months.

The accused’s progress will be reviewed on February 10.

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