A sex pest Angus amputee has been placed on an electronic tag after a sheriff revoked a stringent community supervision order.
War veteran Greig Yorke will be confined to his home between 7pm and 7am for the next eight months, with the 45-year-old’s name being added to the sex offenders’ register for five years.
The restriction of liberty order was imposed after a review of a three-year community order imposed on the former Royal Engineer last October in the wake of what a sheriff branded an “utterly vile” offence which included sending a pensioner an indecent photo of himself.
Yorke lost part of his leg after being knocked down on the A92 between Dundee and Arbroath more than six years ago.
In October, he was spared jail at Forfar Sheriff Court after a sheriff said limits on the length of sentence he could impose would send out the wrong public message over the severity of the offence the accused pled guilty to.
Yorke, of Carnoustie, admitted a summary complaint relating to the incident at his home address in April 2016 in which he coerced the 70-year-old woman into looking at indecent images and sent her a photo of his private parts, as well as disgusting text messages.
He was heavily under the influence of alcohol at the time.
The sentencing sheriff in the case said Yorke’s behaviour had been “extremely difficult to comprehend”.
Yorke returned to Forfar Sheriff Court for a review of the community payback order where Sheriff Jillian Martin-Brown said an updated report suggested supervision was no longer appropriate.
Defence solicitor Brian Bell said: “He understands the implications of that change.”
The incident which led to the accused’s amputation happened as he walked home along the dual carriageway in the early hours of the morning at the beginning of June 2013 after he had been assaulted in an Arbroath pub.
Police found him on the road and took him to a cycle path, but after a fruitless search following further calls from concerned motorists, Yorke was then hit by a car a few miles south of Arbroath
A passing driver used her ID lanyard as a tourniquet before Yorke was taken to Ninewells and placed on life support, prior to a subsequent amputation of his lower left leg.
A Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) probe later found officers could have prevented a crash caused by a drink-driver if earlier intelligence had been acted on.