View Full Version : Additional case from yesterday's sheriff court session

07-Mar-13, 12:23
Wick man is given a chance to repay the community

AN unemployed man, who caused a disturbance in Wick town centre in the early hours, was ordered by a sheriff to put something back into the community he had offended.
Leslie Platt, 39, admitted threatening or abusive behaviour – the day after his birthday – at Wick Sheriff Court, yesterday.
Police called to the High Street, about 2.30am found an intoxicated Platt shouting and swearing and was arrested “partly for his own welfare”.
Solicitor Neil Wilson said that Platt, of Kennedy Terrace, Wick, had had “far too much to drink” and added: “There were matters preying on his mind which I don’t think I need to concern the court with.” With the exception of one conviction, the accused has not offended for some 10 years.
Sheriff Andrew Berry expressed the hope that Platt was not going to start a fresh cycle of offending and told him: “Since you disturbed the public peace, you can put something back into the community.”
Platt was ordered to carry 50 hours of unpaid community work within three months.