Macmerry man hurled bottles down aisles at Co-op

Haddington Sheriff Court

Haddington Sheriff Court

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A man was high on hallucinogenic drugs when he laid siege to his local co-op, Haddington Sheriff Court heard last week.

Terrified staff and customers fled into the street as George Thomson stood on the store’s sales counter, smashing bottles from the drinks display and hurling them down the aisles.

Appearing from custody last Wednesday, Thomson, 22 Annfield Court, Macmerry, was jailed for a total of two years and two months.

Sheriff Peter Braid was told that the shop suffered losses of almost £13,000, from damage and lost business, as a result of the incident.

Thomson (30) had previously pleaded guilty on indictment to committing a breach of the peace at the Co-op in Brotherstones Way, Tranent, on November 22.

Full story and more from Haddington Sheriff Court in this week’s East Lothian News, on sale now.

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