Larbert oil worker fined after refusing to co-operate with police

A well paid oil worker has been fined £5000 for failing to co-operate with the police.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 2nd November 2018, 11:35 am
Updated Friday, 2nd November 2018, 11:48 am
Baillie refused to give police the pin to his phone (stock image)
Baillie refused to give police the pin to his phone (stock image)

George Baillie (55) refused to disclose the PIN code for his mobile phone when they interviewed him at Falkirk Police Station between May 12 and June 1 last year.

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Falkirk Sheriff Court was told last Thursday that Baillie earned a “substantial” income from his job working in the oil and gas industry and was due to leave for a new job in Russia shortly.

Baillie, from 1 Ladywell Court, Larbert initially offered to pay £200 a month, but that was rejected before being upped to £1000.

Sheriff Derek Livingston told Baillie: “In my view you tried to pervert the course of justice.”