A Police Constable who failed to take into custody a man attempting to break-in to a chinease restaurant in Kirkintilloch has been handed a 12 month custodial sentence for attempting to defeat the ends of justice.
On 25 July 2010 at 05:30 PC Michele Selby discovered a man who claimed to be fixing the door of a restaurant. PC Selby had confiscated the tools from the man in question, however did not take him into custody. The man in question had six previous convictions and was told by Selby that had she not had another call to attend she would have jailed him, Glasgow Sheriff Court heard. The call to which Selby refered was not a 999 call, indeed it wasn’t a call for police assistance at all but was simply delivering mail.
PC Selby placed the items seized from the man in the bin at the police station. Since being found guilty by the Court PC Selby has resigned from Strathclyde Police.