Unpaid work for Fife man who bought alcohol on behalf of a child

A Fife man who admitted buying alcohol on behalf of a child in Glenrothes has been ordered to carry out 20 hours of unpaid work.

By A Court Reporter
Friday, 7th May 2021, 2:57 pm

Lyndsay Crawford, of High Street, Newburgh, was not in Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court when his case called.

Crawford, 31, admitted that on September 19, 2020 at South Parks Road in Glenrothes he bought alcohol on behalf of a child who was 12 years old at the time.

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The case called at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.

The Procurator Fiscal Depute told the court the accused was asked by the 12-year-old child to purchase the alcohol which was contained in a red bottle: “The child gave the accused money and he purchased the alcohol which he then handed to the child.

"The child’s mother had followed her and observed the accused giving her the alcohol. She shouted at the accused and the child threw the bottle away. Police were contacted.”

Crawford’s defence lawyer confirmed that his client had been asked to purchase the alcohol and he had agreed.

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