Arresting development : Solicitor General Lesley Thomson. ANDREW THOMSON (26), the son of Lesley Thomson, Scotland’s Solicitor General, has been arrested in connection with an incident in which a car crashed into a marquee at a rugby tournament on the Hebridean island of Islay. The amateur player who travelled to the event with Melrose Rugby Club from the Scottish Borders, where his mother was a committee member, had been due to take part in Islay's Eat Sand rugby contest last week but was arrested before taking part.
Sunday Mail reports :
16 Jun 2013 08:36
ANDREW Thomson, 26, whose mother is the Solicitor General Lesley Thomson, faces motoring charges after a car drove into a marquee on Islay.
THE son of Scotland's Solicitor General Lesley Thomson has been arrested following a car crash at a beach rugby tournament.
No one was hurt when the car careered into a marquee on the Hebridean island of Islay.
Andrew Thomson, 26, a former Glasgow University student, was held in police cells overnight but left the island the following day. He is thought to have taken the car before driving off and faces a number of motoring charges.
Thomson, a keen amateur player, had been due to take part in Islay's Eat Sand rugby contest last week but was arrested before taking part.
He had travelled to the event with Melrose Rugby Club where his mother -now No2 at the Crown Office -was a committee member.
John Reed, club president, said last night: I am aware there was an incident and that people from Melrose weren't happy about it."
A Police Scotland spokesman said: "We can confirm a 26-year-old man was arrested in connection with alleged road traffic offences. A report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal.・