A 55-year-old Inverness woman who abused supermarket staff after they refused to sell her alcohol was yesterday ordered to carry out 130 hours of unpaid work.
Jacqueline Denny, of Kessock Avenue, admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner in the Tesco store in Tomanhurich Street on April 30 last year.
Fiscal depute Ross Carvell told the court: “She was plainly intoxicated when she went into the store and was refused further alcohol.”
He said she swore and hurled insults at staff at the till before leaving the store.
Mr Carvel went on: “But she returned hiding behind a trolley and the police were called. She then began to struggle with officers and was taken to a police vehicle which she kicked. Throughout the journey to the police station her abusive and violent behaviour continued.”
Sheriff Gordon Fleetwood noted that Denny had a similar previous conviction and warned her: “Repeated behaviour of this sort leads to imprisonment. But given your comparative lack of record, I will impose the alternative.”