Booze stealing teenager who struck twice in East Lothian is given second chance by sheriff

A teenager who was involved in stealing alcohol from two premises has been admonished and warned of her future behaviour.

Monday, 5th April 2021, 12:30 pm

Murran Hannah broke into the Gullane Golf Club and the farm shop at Fenton Barns and made off with alcohol while in the company of her former partner Ryan Gillies.

Hannah, who can now be named as she recently turned 18, admitted the offences last year and sentence had been deferred for her to be of good behaviour.

Gillies, 22, also admitted the same offences along with a charge of culpably and recklessly setting fire to the farm shop at Fenton Barns on December 23, 2019.

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Gillies was jailed for 21 months for his part in the incidents when he appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last September.

Sheriff Chris Dickson was told Hannah had stayed out of trouble in the intervening six months.

He was also told the couple had since split up and that she now does not have any contact with Gillies.

Sheriff Dickson told Hannah, of Gorebridge, that she had been involved in “serious offences” but acknowledged she had not been convicted of the fire raising charge.

He added: “Given your very young age, no previous convictions and being of good behaviour I will admonish you.”

Hannah pleaded guilty to breaking into Gullane Golf Club and stealing a quantity of alcohol on December 23, 2019.

She also pleaded guilty to breaking into the farm shop at Fenton Barns and stealing a quantity of alcohol on December 24, 2019.

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