Arrest warrant for Langlees 'hangover excuse' chancer

A convicted thief learned the hard way having a “terrible hangover” is not an excuse not to attend court.

By Court Reporter
Sunday, 22nd August 2021, 12:13 pm

George Smith (56), 277 Lomond Drive, Langlees, had previously pleaded guilty to stealing deodorant from B& M store, Callendar Road, Falkirk on October 31, 2019.

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He was due to appear at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Thursday, however, defence solicitor Stephen Biggam said Smith had told him he was suffering from a “terrible hangover” following the death of a friend.

Sheriff Derek Livingston issued a warrant for Smith’s arrest.

Smith stole deodorant from B&M, Callendar Road, Falkirk