A 46-year-old Nairn man who assaulted his wife and 21-year-old son had sentence deferred for a background report at Inverness Sheriff Court yesterday.
Gordon Gourdie, 29 Glenelg Gardens, appeared from custody and admitted the offences which occurred in the marital home on Saturday.
The court heard that there was a discussion or argument between Gourdie and wife Iona who was slapped in the face.
She stumbled into a spare room where their son Gordon was, fiscal depute Michelle Molley said.
“When he intervened, he was punched in the stomach. Robert Gourdie later presented himself at Nairn Police Station and made a statement to police that he had assaulted his wife.
“He told officers: ‘Just as I slapped my wife, he came at me. He was defending his mother.’ Miss Molley added.
Gourdie will re-appear on July 14 and was granted bail.
A 45-year-old Polish man living in Dingwall went on trial at Inverness Sheriff Court yesterday accused of assaulting a Ross-shire woman with intent to rape her.
Marian Wiak, c/o Royal Hotel, High Street, denied to a jury that on December 7, 2014 he attended at the woman’s door uninvited, knocked and then pushed her aside and forcibly entered the property.
The indictment further alleges that he prevented her from leaving the property or using the phone, seized hold of her and lifted her from a chair before putting her in a sofa, removing her clothing pinned her down and sexually assaulted her while lying on top of her, all with intent to rape her.
The trial before Sheriff Margaret Neilson is expected to last most of the week as an interpreter is required.
A disqualified driver was stopped by police who discovered that the 53 year old had also taken too much alcohol.
At Inverness Sheriff Court yesterday, Cezary Kuleszwicz, 4 Tulloch Buildings, Ardconnel Terrace, Inverness appeared for sentence after a background report had been prepared.
Sheriff Eric Brown was told police stopped a car on May 26, 2015 and discovered that Kuleszwicz had been banned at an earlier court.
He was just over the legal limit, did not have insurance and admitted all three offences.
Sheriff Brown fined Kuleszwicz £300, ordered him to carry out 160 hours of unpaid work and banned him from driving for a year.