A man who admitted fleeing the dock of Dundee Sheriff Court has avoided a prison sentence.
Daniel Ferrara pleaded guilty to trying to break free from custody by running up a set of stairs from a G4S employee and trying to escape from court and avoid proceedings.
A jury previously cleared the Princes Street man of a charge that he struck a female G4S employee during the incident on November 30 2017.
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The 26-year-old returned to the dock for sentencing following the preparation of social work reports.
Sheriff Alastair Carmichael said: “In these circumstances I am prepared to go down a non-custodial route.”
Ferrara was ordered to carry out 180 hours of unpaid work and was placed on a restriction of liberty order between 7pm-7am for six months.