Man who ter­ri­fied Is­lay su­per­mar­ket worker is banned from the is­land

Campbeltown Courier - - NEWS -

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.

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