Bul­gar­ian re­fuses to give name in court

The Oban Times - - News -

A HOME­LESS man ac­cused of at­tempted theft has had his case con­tin­ued with­out plea.

Nasko Hris­tov An­gelov, of no fixed abode, is charged with be­ing found in a house at Whin­bank, Ard­fern, with­out law­ful author­ity and with in­tent to com­mit theft.

Speak­ing through an in­ter­preter, the Bul­gar­ian national told Oban Sher- iff Court on Mon­day July 25 he did not un­der­stand the charge and so did not make a plea.

The 48-year- old also re­fused a so­lic­i­tor and to give his name and date of birth.

He told the court: ‘I have dig­nity. I am not a mon­key. You have my pass­port.

‘I have not come here to be home­less. I have skills.

‘ What­ever I have been ac­cused of is not the truth. I just want to pay a bill, even though I do not agree with it.

‘If you have proof, I will pay the fine. I am not jok­ing.’

Sher­iff Muriel Frances Lanos con­tin­ued the case with­out plea, and, since An­gelov has no fixed ad­dress, she held him in cus­tody un­til his trial date set for Tues­day Au­gust 2.

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