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Firebomb threat man sentenced

HEARING difficulties combined with extreme drunkeness may well have led to a Fort William man assaulting police officers and threatening to firebomb other officers’ homes.

That was the mitigating scenario presented by defence solicitor Gerard Sweeney at Fort William Sheriff Court this week, addressing Sheriff Eilidh MacDonald ahead of her sentencing his client Edward Richardson.

Richardson, 43, of Castle Drive, Lochyside, had pleaded guilty at court last month that in the early hours of June 10, at the Volunteer Arms pub in Fort William High Street, he had refused to leave the premises when asked by two police officers and had assaulted them.

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