Court: Man stole six bottles of alcohol from Rothesay supermarket

A Rothesay man was ordered to pay out a total sum of £220 this week after admitting the theft of six bottles of alcohol from the Co-operative supermarket in the town’s Bridge Street.

David Dawson (22), address given as 1L, 27 Bishop Street, pleaded guilty at Rothesay Sheriff Court on Monday to stealing six bottles of vodka and a bottle of Cointreau, worth a total of £110, from the store on April 13.

Sheriff Ruth Anderson told Dawson to pay back £110 in compensation to the Co-op and imposed a fine of the same amount.

* A former resident of Port Bannatyne was told to complete two hundred hours of unpaid work as part of a community-based sentence imposed at Rothesay Sheriff Court on Monday for a string of offences dating back to December 2010.

Kurt Hulme had already admitted breaching the conditions of two community payback orders imposed after he committed a series of crimes, including threatening and violent behaviour towards his partner and the destruction or damage of property.

Hulme (20), whose address was given as Flat 1/2, 68 West Princes Street, Helensburgh, was given six months to complete the unpaid work element of a year-long community payback order.

“This is your last chance,” he was told by Sheriff Anderson. “It will be custody next time.”

* More details on these cases in this week’s issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, July 18.