Denny offender sent his lawyer a video of himself taking a COVID-19 test

An offender who failed to show up at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Thursday claiming he had contracted coronavirus sent his solicitor a video of himself doing a COVID-19 test.

By Court Reporter
Friday, 5th August 2022, 8:33 am
Updated Friday, 5th August 2022, 3:37 pm

At an earlier appearance Liam Reilly (25) pleaded guilty to assaulting a man – punching him on the head causing him to fall to the ground – and then robbing him of a money and a mobile phone in Union Road, Camelon on October 7, 2020.

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On Thursday, defence solicitor Martin Morrow said Reilly was not present at court because he had tested positive for COVID-19.

Reilly failed to appear at Falkirk Sheriff Court

“He sent me through pictures and a video of the results,” said Mr Morrow.

Sheriff Derek Livingston deferred sentence on Reilly, 39 Castle Crescent, Denny, for eight weeks to September 20 for a supplementary criminal justice social work report and to see if he could engage with his current order.

Mr Morrow said: “He has a window of opportunity to do a bit better.”