£100 fine for drunken thief

Jedburgh Sheriff Court
Jedburgh Sheriff Court

A man who had an outstanding shoplifting case against him was arrested on Boxing Day.

Darren Devlin, 22, of Trinity Street, appeared at a special sitting of Jedburgh JP Court on Saturday morning where he was fined £100 and ordered to pay £14.78 compensation to the Spar Shop in Dickson Street.

The court was told that at around 9pm on a September evening, Devlin walked into the shop and stole two bottles of alcohol totalling £14.78.

Defence lawyer Iain Burke said: “He was drunk at the time. He was looking for more alcohol and had no money.

“He now deeply regrets his actions.”