Falkirk sheriff issues arrest warrant for 'COVID-19' no show

A bail breaching offender’s claim he tested positive for coronavirus carried little weight with a sheriff who issued a warrant for his arrest.

By Court Reporter
Friday, 5th August 2022, 10:46 am
Updated Friday, 5th August 2022, 10:47 am

Lee Burt (34) failed to appear at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Thursday having admitted breaching his bail conditions by phoning and sending social media messages to a woman in Denny between November 21 and November 25, 2019.

His most recent bail breach – again for contacting the woman – happened at an address in Alloa on January 25 last year.

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Burt failed to appear at Falkirk Sheriff Court

Earlier this year it was stated Burt, of Sauchie, had gone through a difficult time during the festive period, suffering from COVID-19 and losing his grandmother.

On Thursday the court heard Burt had sent an e-mail to his solicitor with a screen shot of a positive COVID-19 test.

Sheriff Derek Livingston said: “He is not here, he has not been turning up – his attendance record is poor."

He revoked Burt’s community orders and issued a warrant for his arrest.