A 22-year-old Lennoxtown man sustained serious injuries while breaking into a Stirling pub.
The man pleaded guilty to raiding the Beacon Inn, Queenzieburn, on December 29, 1968, and other charges of breaking into shops in Ballmalloch Road, Kilsyth, and Hollandbush Crescent, Banknock, and stealing.
Stirling Sheriff Court was told the man entered the pub by climbing a rone pipe and breaking a glass window.
However, during the raid, the tendon of his right wrist was severed. He was taken to hospital where he received about 100 stitches.
Most of the goods stolen were recovered and the man was nabbed by police during the pub break-in. The unemployed furnaceman was jailed for six months.