Golf cart thief sent to prison
A MAN has been jailed for stealing a golf cart from a garage. Graham Houghton, also known as Gribble, 43, stole the golf cart along with a bicycle from an address on Ferryhill Place in Aberdeen on July 28. Depute fiscal David Thorburn told Aberdeen Sheriff Court Gribble was seen on CCTV entering a nearby bar with the items. He added the golf cart, valued at £150, and the bike, worth £200, were later recovered from a garden shed. Gribble, of Balnagask Avenue, Aberdeen, pled guilty to stealing a bike and golf cart. He had initially also been charged with stealing a pair of golf shoes, but this was dropped from the charge. Defence agent David Sutherland said his client had a “life-long battle” with alcohol and drugs and had “relapsed” on the day in question. Sheriff Morag Mclaughlin sentenced Gribble to six months behind bars.
Aberdeen Sheriff Court