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Carrbridge man thought estranged wife was spying on him


By Court Reporter

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A 40 year old Carrbridge man thought his estranged wife was spying on him with a CCTV camera installed at the home they still shared.

So Donald Powell of Bogroy Croft decided to remove it and ripped it off its bracket on March 27, earlier this year.

However the camera was still working and it filmed him carrying out the removal as he placed tape over the lens.

He appeared at Inverness Sheriff Court today and admitted vandalising the camera and bracket.

Powell was fined £320.

Fiscal depute David Barclay said: "It is quite an unusual situation. The parties have been separated for some time but live in the same place.

"On this occasion, for some reason which is unclear, he removed the camera there while he was alone.

"He felt the camera was being used to spy on him."

Defence solicitor advocate Neil Wilson told Sheriff Sara Matheson: "The relationship came to an end in early 2020 and divorce proceedings are on-going."


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