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Ex made abusive call to Wick woman on New Year’s Day

By Ali Morrison

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Wick Sheriff Court.
Wick Sheriff Court.

The man's former partner contacted police after the January 1 call.

did not get off to a happy start for one woman, who received an abusive phone call from her former partner.

The victim inmformed police after receiving the call from Murray Clelland on January 1.

He admitted a charge of abusive behaviour at Wick Sheriff Court and was given six months to demonstrate he can behave.

Fiscal David Barclay told the court the couple had gone their separate ways after a two-year relationship ended.

Solicitor David Paterson said Clelland (31) of Willowbank, Wick, appreciated his conduct was not acceptable and had expressed remorse.

He said: “Now that things have cooled off, there is the possibility that the two parties will continue as friends, as they have a wide circle of friends”.

The solicitor described a background report before the court as being in positive terms.

Sheriff Ian Miller said that, in the absence of detail concerning the nature of the abuse, he would treat Clelland’s conduct as having been “at the lowest end of the scale” for such an offence.

He refrained from making a non-harassment order.

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