Man is court was ‘author of his own misfortune’

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A visitor to Campbeltown called police to his hotel after a drunken fight with his partner, asking for her to be evicted, but he was the one who ended up in police custody because of the amount of cannabis in his possession.

The town’s sheriff court was told last week that William Walker, of 34 Corkerhill Place, Glasgow, his partner and her teenage son were all staying at a hotel in the town. The pair were ‘equally drunk’ said procurator fiscal depute David Glancy.

In the early hours of June 9 last year, Walker, 27, who admitted possessing cannabis, called the police and asked them to evict her from their bedroom.

During the police visit to the hotel they found cannabis to a value of £250; Walker said it was hers, she said it was his.

‘Mr Walker was the author of his own misfortune,’ said he defence agent, who added that since the incident Walker had been working hard in his career as a chef and had moved on.

Sheriff Patrick Hughes ordered Walker to pay a fine of £300.