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No second chance for Wick offender

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Wick Sheriff Court.
Wick Sheriff Court.

A Wick woman who failed to engage with social workers has been jailed for six months.

Cheryl Fleming (52) was previously given a structured deferred sentence after admitting three offences at Wick Sheriff Court and a record of offending.

One incident involved her shouting at children in Murchison Street, Wick, where she lives, on February 25 last year.

Later the same year, on September 14, she shouted and swore at police officers in Kennedy Terrace, Wick, and assaulted one of them.

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A progress report before the court in January stated that Fleming was not engaging with social workers and she was warned about the consequences if she didn't toe the line.

Her solicitor, Fiona MacDonald, told the court that the accused appreciated that she was in danger of going to prison but appealed to Sheriff Neil Wilson to give her a further chance to take the help that had been offered to her to address issues in her life.

Sheriff Wilson rejected the suggestion and told Fleming: "You were given a clear opportunity regarding these cases, in January, when I would have been perfectly entitled to send you to prison but I gave you a further chance.

“You didn't take it so there is no alternative to prison."

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