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08-Jan-14, 14:09
Accused also subject to year's non-harassment order

A THURSO man was fined 300 for behaving in a threatening or abusive manner towards a dental nurse at a Christmas dance in the town’s Skinandi’s nightclub.
James Brims, 39, had denied the charge, on indictment, but was found guilty by a jury, at Wick Sheriff Court last month.
The trial was told that seized hold of ex-girlfriend Anita Macleod’s wrist and refused to let go after he coerced her into dancing with, on December 23, 2012 Their year-long relationship had ended in July. Sheriff Andrew Berry, who saw a background report, made Brims, a marine engineer, subject to a one year, non-harassment order banning him from contacting or seeing Mrs Macleod.
Brims, of 6 Howburn Road, Thurso, was found not guilty of stalking Mrs Macleod and the jury’s verdict on a further charge of assaulting another patron at the dance, was not proven. He pleaded not guilty on both counts.