Thirty-three-year-old sees four additional charges suspended
A series of charges brought against a prisoner have been dropped on mental health grounds.
Alistair John Cowin appeared at Douglas courthouse via video link from Jurby yesterday.
The 33 year-old was accused of disorderly or threatening behaviour on several occasions in March and April last year while serving a sentence for other crimes.
But a psychiatric report found Cowin had been suffering from ongoing mental health issues - prompting Deputy High Bailiff Jayne Hughes to suspend all four charges.
His current sentence will continue to run as normal.