A New Year reveller caught having sex on a busy Aberdeen city centre street was fined today.
Ross Sanders’ New Year got off to a bad start when he was detained by police for public indecency.
The 28-year-old had been out partying with pals on Hogmanay and his heavy intoxication soon led to heavy petting with a female companion.
The pair had sex intercourse in an entranceway to the Academy shopping centre on Belmont Street, where they soon attracted the attention of fellow late night party goers.
Police soon arrived and brought the street spectacle to an abrupt end.
Sanders appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court today having already admitted the offence to the court in a letter.
But the Crown revealed at the last minute that the case against his female co-accused would no longer call in court.
The woman had initially faced the same charge and had denied the offence.
Defence agent Les Green initially expressed his surprise at the Crown’s decision.
He said: “To coin an old phrase it takes two to tango.”
Mr Green said his client had overindulged in alcohol on his festive night out celebrating the start of 2016.
The solicitor said: “He has vague recollections of what went on that night.
“Even in this drunken state they have tried to achieve some discretion by going into an entrance in an attempt to get some semblance of privacy.”
Sanders, from Strachan, Banchory, was fined £250.
As he was leaving court he branded the crown’s decision not to call his co-accused’s case as “unfair”.