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Wine stolen by offshore worker, Inverness court told


By Ali Morrison

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Inverness Sheriff Court.
Inverness Sheriff Court.

An offshore oil worker twice broke into an Inverness bar to steal miniature bottles of wine.

Inverness Sheriff Court heard that 42-year-old Gordon MacLeod of Gress, Stornoway also stole a £9 bottle of wine from Marks and Spencer's store in Inverness.

CCTV recorded him drinking the alcohol immediately after committing the offences on May 13 and May 18.

He admitted two charges of theft by housebreaking and one of shoplifting.

Defence solicitor Laura-Jane McFarlane said: "He has an alcohol problem and is on medication for it. But he had ran out and broke into the premises to get alcohol. He is due to go back off-shore in two weeks' time."

MacLeod was fined a total of £640 by Sheriff Eilidh Macdonald.

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