Leigh Griffiths ‘not guilty’ of theft and assault

The incident allegedly happened at a branch of Tesco Extra. Picture: Comp
The incident allegedly happened at a branch of Tesco Extra. Picture: Comp
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Ex-Hibs hero Leigh Griffiths has pleaded not guilty after being charged with theft, breach of the peace and assault, following an alleged incident at an Edinburgh branch of Tesco earlier this year.

The 22-year old was not present when his case was called at Edinburgh Justice of the Peace Court, but his solicitor, Kathleen More, intimated a plea of not guilty. The case was continued until later this month for Griffiths’ personal appearance.

It is alleged that on January 26 this year at the Tesco Store in Meadow Place Road, Edinburgh, he stole a quantity of water and juice; shouted, swore and threw items of liquid to the floor; and assaulted Fahid Ali, an employee in the store, by struggling with him and attempting to punch him on the body.