Cy­clist locked up dur­ing 15-year trip

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

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.

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