A night out with work colleagues turned nasty when a sous chef produced two knives and demanded his friends leave his mother’s house.
Yesterday, at Inverness Sheriff Court, 21-year-old Aiden Macdonald of Ashton Road, Inverness, admitted behaving in a threatening and abusive manner, shouting and swearing and brandishing two knives at three people on January 10 this year.
Sentence was deferred until December 1 for a background report and Macdonald’s bail was continued.
Sheriff Margaret Neilson was told that Macdonald and Pawel Jedruszak had worked together as chefs for about a year.
Fiscal depute Roderick Urquhart said: “On the evening of Saturday January 9 2016, they, together with Pawel Jedruszak’s brother Tomasz and his, Pawel’s, girlfriend Dominica Szostek, went on a night out in the Inverness city centre.
“The group returned to Macdonald’s house at Ashton Road, Inverness at about 2.30 a.m. and more alcohol was consumed at the house.
“The mood seems to have changed after about 20 minutes when Macdonald started to shout and swear.
“When the others did not leave, the accused took two kitchen knives from a kitchen drawer. Holding a knife in each hand with the blade pointing upwards, he continued to shout and swear at the others while swinging the blades about.
He was arrested after the incident spilled outside.
Defence solicitor advocate Shahid Latif said: “He had suffered some trauma to his face after they returned to his house and the people he asked to leave were bigger than him. So he behaved in the way described.
“He is a talented chef and lost his job as a result.”