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Skipper sent to prison for 10 months for stealing boat

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. He said: ‘No person in this world works for seven weeks for nothing.’

Brown, whose address was given in court as HMP Edinburgh, had pleaded not guilty to nine charges, all on July 2, 2015. The main charges were stealing the fishing vessel, the catch and a company credit card.

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