Former military man to be rehabilitated

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A former member of the armed forces left Campbeltown Sheriff Court on Thursday last week and went directly to the care of a charity which specialises in the rehabilitation of service personnel.

Samuel Doyle, whose address was given in court as care of 36 Oakhill, Tarbert, had admitted a number of offences, including abusive behaviour towards his partner.

The 32-year-old also admitted drink-driving on Islay on December 19 while on bail and disorderly conduct on the A83 in Tarbert on January 10 when he committed a breach of the peace and threatened a police officer with violence.

After calling for reports on Doyle at a previous court appearance, Sheriff Patrick Hughes told him: ‘You have served your country in armed conflict which cost you in terms of your own health.’

The sheriff placed Doyle on a community payback order for two years during which he will be supervised while he works on his rehabilitation.

He will also be subject to two, six-month restriction of liberty orders which will run concurrently where he must remain in his home address from 7pm to 7am. Doyle was also placed on a non-harrassment order for five years.

For the drink-driving offence, he was banned from driving for 18 months and must carry out 70 hours of unpaid work in the community within nine months.