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Jail for fishing boat skipper

A SKIPPER has been jailed for 10 months for stealing a fishing boat belonging to Islay Crab Exports and fraudulently using one of the company’s credit cards.

But 37-year-old skipper Christopher Brown said during his trial at Campbeltown Sheriff Court that he had acted out of desperation: ‘No person in this world works for seven weeks for nothing.’

Brown, address given in court as HMP Edinburgh, had pleaded not guilty to nine charges, all on July 2, 2015.

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