Failed to read letter about court date

Caghal Coyne appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court
Caghal Coyne appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court

George Smith (52) failed to turn up for his court appointments because he failed to read a letter.

The court heard Smith, 277 Lomond Drive, Langlees, was “not a great reader” and did not want to get his neighbours to read the mail for him.

Having pled guilty to stealing £25 worth of lead from Bean Row in Falkirk on May 19, he said he now wanted to give a community payback order a go. He was jailed for five months.