`Among his less successful exploits was failing to conceal an offensive weapon when, following a confrontation at a pub, an axe fell from where it was hidden up his sleeve. Regulars were able to identify McGregor since the incident happened at his local.
On another occasion he successfully passed off a fake £10 note at a Co-op store, but was caught after he was heard saying “I got a result” as he left the shop, where he was a regular customer and staff knew his name.
He once tried to use a stolen bank card to buy 400 cigarettes and get £50 cashback at his local Asda. Staff were suspicious because the card was in a woman’s name.’