Man’s in­de­cent of­fence at po­lice sta­tion

The Oban Times - - News -

A 20-YEAR- OLD man from Fort Wil­liam has been placed on the sex of­fend­ers’ reg­is­ter and is the sub­ject of so­cial re­ports.

Igor Sli­win­ski ap­peared be­fore Sher­iff Eilidh MacDon­ald on Fri­day at the town’s sher­iff court and ad­mit­ted throw­ing salt at a po­lice of­fi­cer and bit­ing him; re­peat­edly spit­ting on an­other of­fi­cer and en­gag­ing in an in­de­cent of­fence while in a cell at Fort Wil­liam Po­lice sta­tion.

Procu­ra­tor fis­cal Martina East­wood told the court of­fi­cers were called to the flat where Sli­win­ski’s mother was liv­ing in the town on May 25 last year as he had been caus­ing a dis­tur­bance out­side.

He re­fused to leave the property, was ag­i­tated and when more po­lice ar­rived he threw a hand­ful of white pow­der from a bag - later found to be salt - which hit an of­fi­cer in the face and body be­fore run­ning off. A 20-minute chase en­sued and Sli­win­ski was only stopped when two tourists, who hap­pened to be off- duty po­lice of­fi­cers from Eng­land on hol­i­day, saw him be­ing pur­sued and helped stop him.

In the scuf­fle which fol­lowed, an of­fi­cer was bit­ten on the hand so hard that it broke the skin and he had to have a Hep­ati­tis B vac­ci­na­tion.

While in the cell at Fort Wil­liam, Sli­win­ski used the buzzer to sum­mon an of­fi­cer and on her ar­rival he spat at her, cov­er­ing her face and body ar­mour.

‘He then be­gan to mis­use the wa­ter tap and as a re­sult had to be given a pa­per over­all,’ said the fis­cal.

This was also soaked and he stripped off, used the buzzer to sum­mon an of­fi­cer again and this time com­mit­ted the in­de­cent act in front of her.

Sli­win­ski also ad­mit­ted he had breached one of the con­di­tions of an ear­lier com- mu­nity pay­back or­der by not show­ing up for un­paid work in the com­mu­nity on one oc­ca­sion.

His de­fence agent Hamish Mel­rose said: ‘He is a young man who has re­ceived lat­terly very lit­tle sup­port from his fam­ily. He lives on his own and has been through a num­ber of home­less ac­com­mo­da­tion ad­dresses.’

At present he is liv­ing at 4 Cameron Ter­race, Mary Street, Fort Wil­liam. It was this rea­son, his agent said, that Sli­win­ski failed to ap­pear for the un­paid work; the let­ter in­form­ing him had not reached the cor­rect ad­dress.

Sher­iff MacDon­ald told Sli­win­ski he was be­ing placed on the sex­ual of­fences reg­is­ter and that she was call­ing for com­mu­nity jus­tice and so­cial work re­ports be­fore she de­cided what his sen­tence would be. The case will call again on July 18.

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