Social media snares driver
SOCIAL media incriminated a man who burnt out a car on a Lochaber forestry road.
Stephen Graham was identified to police after his friend posted pictures of him driving a car without a licence or insurance and then setting fire to it near Kinlochleven on March 3, Fort William sheriff court heard on Tuesday.
The 19-year- old, who appeared from Grampian prison, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing and was remanded in custody until sentencing this week.
Procurator fiscal, Michelle Molley, said Graham, of Brown Street in Balloch, had driven the car from an address in Fort William to the forestry road near Kinlochleven and his passenger showed police pictures of the blaze and of Graham driving the car, which he had posted to Facebook and Snapchat.
Sheriff Richard Davidson sentenced Graham to eight months in prison. He said: ‘This is both a curious state of affairs and a dangerous state of affairs. The forest could have been damaged as could anyone or anything in the vicinity and there’s a car which is completely destroyed.’