Highlands & Islands

Prisoner escaped through window at Tain Sheriff Court

A prisoner is being sought by police after he escaped through a window at a court in the Highlands on Tuesday.

Michael Davidson, 27, of Invergordon, was understood to have been meeting his solicitor at Tain Sheriff Court.

But during the meeting the prisoner, who is not thought to be a threat to the public, escaped through a window and left the court premises.

In a statement, G4S said it was carrying out a full investigation into the incident.

Mr Davidson had been appearing in court on a number of charges, including assault, careless driving and attempting to defeat the ends of justice. He had been remanded.

G4S said: "We are carrying out a full investigation into the incident that took place yesterday at Tain Sheriff Court.

"We will be working closely with the Scottish Prison Service and relevant authorities to investigate the circumstances."

The Scottish Court Service said: "A full investigation is currently underway into the circumstances of an incident at Tain Sheriff Court on Tuesday."

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