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Elgin man (22) called officer ‘spastic and a piggy b******’ in police van


By Ali Morrison

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AN ELGIN 22-year-old has admitted calling a police officer a “spastic and a piggy b******” after he “took some exception” to being arrested.

Elgin Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court on the High Street, Elgin...Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Elgin Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court on the High Street, Elgin...Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

Tyler Gilbert, of Barlink Road, appeared at Elgin Sheriff Court last Thursday and also admitted shouting and swearing at the police officer.

On April 13 Gilbert, who was subject to a curfew and electronic monitoring at the time, had a police visit to his home address and was arrested for breaching bail conditions.

Fiscal depute David Morton said the 22-year-old was then taken to Elgin Police Station in the cage of a police van.

Mr Morton said Gilbert began “banging and acting aggressively, shouting and swearing at the police officers” during the journey.

“He referred to one police officer as a “spastic and a piggy b******,” he added.

Solicitor Stephen Carty said his client became frustrated because he felt he “had been at home and he was complying with bail conditions”.

“He attempted to explain his position to police officers,” Mr Carty added.

“There afterwards, he expressed his frustration.”

Mr Carty added that Gilbert’s ongoing supervision for an earlier offence “seems to be going well but unpaid work leaves something to be desired”.

Sheriff David Harvie heard that personal difficulties which had stopped Gilbert completing unpaid work had now improved, and a social work report recommended adding more hours to the order.

Sheriff Harvie said he was “pleased” that Gilbert could now complete unpaid work, and imposed another 40 hours to complete by October.


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