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Highland police officers admit teenage girls charge

Two police officers have admitted behaving in a threatening manner towards two teenage girls.

The girls had been detained after a disturbance at a residential care home in Easter Ross.

Tain Sheriff Court was told that they were handcuffed and driven to a farmyard by PC Robert Ovenstone and PC Stuart Kelman.

Ovenstone also admitted forcing the girls to walk through manure without shoes on.

He also pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening manner towards a young boy at the same care home.

A charge of abducting the girls was dropped by the Crown.

Sentence was deferred until next month for background reports on both officers - who remain suspended from duty.

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