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Marcin Matraszek to be sentenced next month for invading two homes and threatening inhabitants in Forres

By Court Reporter

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Sheriff Margaret Neilson.
Sheriff Margaret Neilson.

Police reinforcements had to be called to deal with a Forres man who tried to force his way into two houses and threatened to kill one of the occupants.

Marcin Matraszek of Tailwell had been found in a garden in Bogton Road on November 21, 2020 and he reacted violently when confronted by the householder, Inverness Sheriff Court heard.

Fiscal depute Robert Weir told the court that the 41 year old tried to force his way into the man's house but he put his full weight against the door. He managed to lock it before calling the police as Matraszek banged on the kitchen window and threatened to kill him.

But Sheriff Margaret Neilson heard that Matraszek then went to next door property but his neighbour had gone to warn him about the intruder.

That householder went to go outside to check if anything had been stolen but Matraszek was still there and lunged towards him as he opened the door.

Mr Weir said: "He managed to stop him entering and the two men stayed indoors until the police arrived. Two officers went to the scene but Matraszek became aggressive and attempted to headbutt one. The PAVA (incapacitant spray) was deployed but it had no effect on him and he continued to struggle violently with them, kicking one on the leg.

"Three more officers were called to assist and Matraszek spat at one officer and the spittle entered his mouth. He had to undergo tests afterwards for blood borne diseases as Matraszek was bleeding from the mouth but it was subsequently confirmed that no diseases were contracted."

Sentence was deferred until March 21 for a background report as Matraszek was still subject to a community payback order.

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