July 17, 2024


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Under-the-influence Muir of Ord man scaled roofs ‘in fear’ Highland court hears as sheriff berates ‘odd’ behaviour

Sheriff Eilidh MacDonald: 'Very odd behaviour'.
Sheriff Eilidh MacDonald: ‘Very odd behaviour’.

A sheriff was stunned at a 50-yr-old Ross-shire man’s weird behaviour after it was claimed he was assaulted and experienced climbed on to roofs due to the fact he “felt safe and sound”.

Inverness Sheriff Courtroom read that occupants of a household in Tomatin Highway in the city’s Hilton housing estate alerted police when they saw Alan Munro on best of their lose on the night of February 19, this 12 months.

His antics were being captured on the property’s CCTV camera and at a person stage Munro became trapped in advance of taking care of to clamber down.

Nevertheless the court listened to that when officers attended, Munro of Great North Highway, Muir of Ord, was back again up on the roof.

He was assisted down and arrested. Munro admitted a breach of the peace and had sentence deferred for a background report.

Munro, originally from Leverburgh on the Isle of Harris, was bailed right up until August 15.

Defence solicitor advocate Neil Wilson informed Sheriff Eilidh Macdonald: “He should really not have been there but there was no intention of dishonesty which has been accepted by the Crown.

“He was in fear of specific folks and did not want to return to his accommodation. He was also abusing amphetamine at the time. On that evening, he was less than the impact of a substance and had nowhere else to go after staying assaulted previously in the evening.

“He was earning his way concerning rooftops because he felt risk-free. Soon after wandering aimlessly about this backyard garden he sat down on the roof. There was no importance to him becoming in Tomatin Road,” Mr Wilson added.

Sheriff Macdonald commented: “It is quite odd conduct and ought to have been distressing for the occupants.”

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