Banned from Islay

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A Fife man who terrified an Islay supermarket worker late at night last December was banned from the island by a Campbeltown sheriff.

Christopher Morton, 18, of 21 Hallfields Court, Kennaway, Fife, pleaded guilty, at an earlier hearing, to kicking the door of Bowmore’s Co-op, shouting, swearing and trying to enter before urinating in the doorway.

He also pleaded guilty to behaving in such a violent manner in a police vehicle that officers were unable to remove him from its cell.

The court was told that at 11pm on December 2 Morton had shouted that he was going to headbutt the worker and stamp on his face.

After being arrested Morton hit his head so violently in the police van cell that he was taken to hospital where checks revealed he is diagnosed with a psychiatric condition.

Sheriff Patrict Hughes said the behaviour was disgraceful. He sentenced Morton to a supervision order, including electronic tagging from 7pm to 7am, restricting him from going outside his accommodation, to be administered by Kirkcaldy sheriff court.

In addition to the ban he also ordered Morton to pay £250 compensation to the supermarket worker.