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    Default More cases from yesterday's sheriff court session

    'Mayhem and misery' condemned

    TROUBLE erupted after two groups of youths engaged in a “drink-fuelled” confrontation condemned by the sheriff, yesterday.
    Fights broke out during the confrontation in Thurso and the police were called in. They arrested two of the troublemakers, Kieron Paton and Kevin Mackay, from Wick, the town's sheriff court was told.
    Senior fiscal depute, David Barclay, said that the catalyst for the brawl wasn’t clear. There appeared to be no history of ill feeling between the groups and had been triggered by an exchange of words between them.
    The disturbance, in Davidson’s Lane, Thurso, in the early hours of May 28, had tailed off, when the police arrived, and the two accused were amongst those dispersing from the scene, although, said solicitor, Neil Wilson, every member the two groups, was to blame for the incident.
    Paton (20) of Upper Dunbar Street and Mackay (23) of Willowbank, both Wick, admitted a breach of the peace.
    Their conduct was deplored by Sheriff Andrew Berry who said: “A lot of people are fed up with drink and drug-fuelled men causing mayhem and misery on a regular basis. Do you understand that?”
    The accused acknowledged that they did.
    The sheriff ordered them to carry out 60 hours unpaid work under the community pay-back scheme and warned: “If you come back to this court in respect of any matter of violence, you can fully expect to go to prison.”

    Assault after heated exchanges

    A FATHER intervened when he saw his daughter trying to resolve some difficulties with her boyfriend, Kevin Wilson, when the three happened to meet in Traill Street, Thurso, late one night.
    It was stated that the couple were trying to patch up their relationship, but the father, Johnathan Wood intervened and took exception to his daughter speaking to Wilson. Matters became heated and culminated in Wilson reached over a passer-by, who had tried to calm things down, and punched Mr Wood on the bridge of his nose.
    Mr Barclay said that there was no alcohol involved in the incident, on May 27, and added: “I think it was a combination of people being in the same place at the same time.”
    Wilson (25) of Smith Terrace, Wick, admitted the assault and had sentence deferred until September 16 for reports.

    Accused of dangerous driving

    A WICK man is facing a series of charges including dangerous driving.
    Scott Wares, of Northcote Street, Wick, pleaded not guilty and will stand trial on November 10.
    The charges allege that he drove dangerously on the Latheron-Wick road, overtook a line of vehicle at excessive speed on wet road conditions and reduced visibility, and at speeds of up to 90mph, past a sheep and a stationary car on the road.
    Wares (23) is also accused of driving carelessly in Neil Gunn Road, Dunbeath, and behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at a house in the village and causing damage there and committing an assault at another house, locally.
    The offences are alleged to have occurred on May 15.
    Last edited by Nwicker60; 20-Aug-11 at 10:09.

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