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From the Scotsman -

A DRUNKEN skipper who caused more than £3 million of damage when his Coastguard tug ran aground off Shetland was returned to prison yesterday to complete an eight-month sentence, after failing in an appeal.

Peter Leask, 43, was more than three times the legal alcohol limit when his vessel, the Anglian Sovereign, rammed rocks at Scalloway harbour last September.

After the 13 crew had been airlifted off, he reversed the tug off the rocks and sailed into the harbour, leaking 84 tonnes of fuel.

In April, Leask, of Mossbank, Shetland, pleaded guilty to three charges and was jailed for a total of eight months at Lerwick Sheriff Court.

He served two months before his release pending yesterday's hearing at the Court of Criminal Appeal in Edinburgh.

Lords Kingarth and Dawson refused the appeal.


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