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Man sentenced over threat to kill girlfriend for refusal to let him into Kingussie home

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Inverness Sheriff Court.
Inverness Sheriff Court.

A MAN who threatened to kill his girlfriend because she refused to allow him into her Kingussie home to get his belongings was ordered to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work.

Colin Campbell (35), of Jamieson Drive in Elgin, appeared for sentence at Inverness Sheriff Court today after previously pleading guilty to behaving in a threatening manner towards his partner.

The offence took place on May 14 in her home in High Street, Kingussie.

The court heard that Campbell went to the house and an argument broke out between them.

Fiscal depute Martina Eastwood said Campbell was asked to leave and he did but returned later.

"He was refused entry and he phoned her and threatened to kill her."

Defence solicitor Stephen Carty said both parties had been drinking and "tempers were rising".

"He went back to get some of his belongings and matters did not improve," Mr Carty added.

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