Man helped teen abscond from Carron care facility and claimed he had Covid before spitting in police van

A man knowingly assisted a teenager to flee from a care service – then claimed he had coronavirus and spat in a police van after being arrested.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 4:45 pm

Adam Wilson, 241 Ashley Terrace, Alloa, helped the 17-year-old girl to abscond from The Manse Care Home Service, Alloa Road, Carron, between May 22 and 27, 2020, while he was on bail.

The 22-year-old also behaved threateningly while being transported from Grangemouth Road, Falkirk to Falkirk Police Station on May 27.

During the journey, he shouted, swore, acted aggressively, repeatedly uttered threats of violence, stated he had Covid and repeatedly coughed and spat within a police van.

Adam Wilson appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Wilson appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last week.

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Defence solicitor Lynn Swann said: “It called on July 21 and was deferred for good behaviour and a progress report to be prepared.”

The court was told Wilson had made no progress with an unpaid work order, however, Sheriff Christopher Shead noted, due to coronavirus restrictions, this didn’t “appear to be his problem”.

Deferring sentence to give Wilson an “opportunity to avoid custody”, Sheriff Shead said: “I expect him and social work, particularly him, to show a willingness to make significant progress in relation to the hours outstanding.

“You’ve been of good behaviour so far and with any luck you’ll continue to be. Those hours of work need to be done.”

Sentence was deferred for an updated report and Wilson to be of good behaviour until October 21 to allow the court to “place a substantial unpaid work order”.

A previous 7pm-7am curfew condition was removed.

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