A 56-year-old Ross-shire joiner was banned by a Sheriff from visiting his elderly parents unless he had a prior appointment.
Inverness Sheriff Court heard yesterday that Donald Cameron, of no fixed abode, often turned up very drunk at his mother and father’s house in Muir of Ord.
But the court was told that he had been already been told he was not welcome there because of his alcoholism.
Fiscal depute Michelle Molley said that on November 25, Cameron appeared at the address and was abusive to one of his parents’ four carers.
“He was banging and punching walls and doors. The carers left the property for their own safety and the police were called.”
Ms Molley said that Cameron was released on a police undertaking and then granted bail at Inverness Sheriff Court.
But the fiscal said he had twice breached the special condition of his release not to go near his parents’s house and was remanded in custody.
Cameron pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening and abusive manner as well as breaching the two court orders.
He was jailed by Sheriff Chris Dickson for 90 days, and on his release will have to carry out 100 hours of unpaid community work, remain under supervision for a year, attend alcohol treatment and ordered not to go to his parents’ address other than pre-arranged visits.
His defence solicitor Rory Gowans said: “His life started to disintegrate when he got divorced and he spiralled into alcoholism.
“He hopes to get his life back on track and go back to his trade when he is released.”