A teenager has appeared in court after he was caught ransacking a fire-hit Aberdeen restaurant.
Lee Munro previously admitted breaking into Valentino’s in Carden Place on February 5 this year – just months after it was destroyed in a blaze days before Christmas.
Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard yesterday that Munro, of Long Walk Road, Aberdeen, was caught after a woman heard noises from the cordoned-off business and called the police.
When officers arrived, they found the 19-year-old had stuffed a bottle of white wine, six bottles of prosecco and a bottle of beer into his rucksack.
Fiscal depute Lynzi Souter said: “At about 12.30am on February 5, a witness in her home address heard crashing from her house coming from the locus.
“She looked out the living room window and saw a torch light coming from the roof area. She suspected people were stealing and called the police.
“The accused was traced within the building, handcuffed and then removed.”
She added that officers noticed that the bottles of alcohol had some “fire damage” to them.
After being taken to Kittybrewster Police Station, Munro tried to access his mobile phone but when he was told not to, he “lunged” at a police officer and attempted to butt him in the face.
He then “positioned his body weight” onto the police officer and continued trying to butt him.
Sentence was deferred until April 6. Sheriff Graham Buchanan remanded him in custody.