Prison guard faces shoplift­ing charge

Daily Record - - NEWS - ALAN McEWEN and JANE HAMIL­TON

A SE­NIOR prison of­fi­cer yes­ter­day ap­peared in court charged with steal­ing food from Tesco.

Ritchie McCaul, of Gore­bridge, Mid­loth­ian, is also al­leged to have had an of­fen­sive weapon – a ba­ton – in the su­per­mar­ket in Har­den­green, Dalkeith, on Au­gust 21.

The 48-year-old, who works at Ed­in­burgh’s Saughton Prison, ap­peared at the city’s sher­iff court. The case was con­tin­ued with­out plea. Sher­iff Frank Crowe set another hear­ing for next month.

The sher­iff granted McCaul – who en­joyed a ca­reer in ju­nior foot­ball – with bail with the spe­cial con­di­tion that he does not en­ter the Tesco shop.

A SPS spokesman said: “We do not com­ment on in­di­vid­ual staff mem­bers.”

OF­FI­CER At Saughton

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