Highlands & Islands

Man jailed for abducting Applecross hotel managers

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Image caption Jack Quigley was sentenced at Inverness Sheriff Court

A man has been jailed for three years after he admitted abducting and assaulting two hotel managers.

Jack Quigley, 21, from Leith, carried out the offences after his work placement ended prematurely at Hartfield House Hotel in Applecross.

Police who were called to the scene in August quickly disarmed and arrested him, Inverness Sheriff Court heard.

Sentencing Quigley, Sheriff Gordon Fleetwood told him his offences were "extremely serious".

Quigley pleaded guilty to six charges, including abducting the hotel managers, assaulting them and detaining them against their will in their office.

He also admitted assaulting four hostel guests by brandishing two knives at them, and illegally possessing the blades.

The court heard Quigley was on four bail orders at the time.

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