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01-Oct-16, 11:46
Sheriff warns woman of party lifestyle dangers

A SHERIFF yesterday warned a young woman about the dangers of living a party-style existence.

Sheriff Andrew Berry was commenting on the trend referred to, in a background report on Ashley Caley.who previously admitted a charge of assault.

Police officers got an unexpected reaction when they responded to a call for help from a Wick house the town's sheriff court was told.

When they arrived in North Murchison Street, on May 21, they were confronted by a "highly aggressive" Ashley Caley who demanded to know what they were doing there, Wick Sheriff Court heard yesterday.

The 22-year-old, who was drunk, reacted badly to being arrested and was shouting and screaming as she attempted to punch and kick Constables Fern MacDonald and Alasdaiir MacDonald but made "no meaningful contact".

Fiscal Andrew Laing said that, given the officers had responded to a call for help, he was reminded of the saying - "biting the hand that feeds you".

Caley, of 18 Nicolson Street, Wick was ordered to carry out 75 hours unpaid work in the community. and will be under supervision for 15 months.

Sheriff Andrew Berry said that the accused had behaved "disgracefully" and continued: "The trouble with people living a partying lifestyle is that they don't know what is going on round about them. Using and abusing alcohol and any form of drugs that come their way, they are out of control and all sorts of things can happen. In this case you couldn't remember anything and thought you might have been assaulted."