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Repeat offender from Thurso may be headed behind bars

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Wick Sheriff Court.
Wick Sheriff Court.

A young Thurso woman who has received repeated jail warnings may at last find herself imprisoned.

Sheriff Neil Wilson said he had reviewed Bridie Nicolson's catalogue of cases and told her solicitor, Peter Malone: "I am very much minded to come to the conclusion that your client has reached the end of the road and that there is only one disposal left."

Mr Malone appeared at Wick Sheriff Court via a video link on Wednesday.

Sheriff Wilson said that having given a clear indication regarding his sentencing intention it would be more appropriate if the solicitor was to appear personally before him to address him on mitigation.

Mr Malone said that he or one of his colleagues would appear to represent Nicolson prior to being sentenced on the suggested date of November 29.

The accused attempted to tell the sheriff something from the dock but he advised her to "say nothing and listen".

Nicolson, of Janet Street, Thurso, previously had sentenced deferred on a string of charges involving police assault, abusive behaviour, reset and breaching a court order.

In one series of offences she bit a police officer, kicked two other officers, shouted and swore and threatened to "kick their heads in".

Nicolson (22) has struggled to engage with unpaid work and despite warnings has not complied fully with essential appointments with drug and alcohol agencies.

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