NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Tagged man gets freedom 'for chips'

A Shetland man who was electronically tagged for stealing has been granted half an hour of freedom each night - to visit his local chip shop.

Martin MacLean was tagged last month after he admitted breaking into a hotel room in Lerwick and stealing a suitcase, phone and watch.

He appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday after it was found he had been sneaking out at night for food.

A sheriff changed the conditions, so he can leave to gets chips at night.

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites