A student was seen climbing a multi-storey scaffold in a residential area of the Scottish capital’s prestigious New Town in the early hours of this morning. Unfortunately for Joe Cawley, the Chair of Edinburgh Conservative Future, the people that saw him were the Lothian and Borders Police.
To compound matters, he had already had his collar felt by the cops minutes earlier as he staggered home from a top Edinburgh club. Exasperated police sent for a van and Cawley was arrested and subjected to the full nee-naw-nee-naw treatment.
A drunken arrest and a £40 fine.
Well. It could be worse.