Cyclist locked up during 15-year trip
A round-the-world cyclist’s epic 15-year adventure was brought to an abrupt halt as he ended up being locked up on the day he arrived in Scotland.
Pedal-powered globetrotter Adelino Ferreira, 58, will spend his first three weeks in Scotland in the maximum security conditions at Perth Prison.
The Portuguese national appeared in the dock at Perth Sheriff Court yesterday after his arrest on Tuesday.
The court was told that Ferreira, who carries out agricultural work to fund his travels, had a run-in with police within hours of his arrival.
He admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting and swearing and struggling with officers in South Methven Street, Perth, on Tuesday. He also admitted assaulting PC Lana Warrender by spitting in her face.
Sentence was deferred for reports. Ferreira told the court that he was so drunk he could not remember anything about the incident.
Sheriff Lindsay Foulis told Ferreira he had no option but to remand him in custody for the preparation of reports because he had nowhere to stay.
He will remain locked up until December 20.