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Mental health supervision offered by sheriff as bomb hoaxer awaits sentence at Wick court


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One of the incidents took place at the Morrisons supermarket in Inverness's Millburn Road.
One of the incidents took place at the Morrisons supermarket in Inverness's Millburn Road.

A sheriff has called for a psychiatric report on a Thurso man who gave a false bomb alert at two business premises in Inverness.

Rory McCallum appeared for sentence at Wick Sheriff Court on Wednesday having pleaded guilty at a previous hearing.

The 43-year-old told staff at Morrison's filling station in Millburn Road in Inverness that there was a bomb in the vicinity which was liable to explode or ignite.

The same day – October 14, last year – he gave a similar warning at the Audi showroom in Harbour Road.

Sheriff Andrew Berry, who saw a background report, said that in order to get McCallum some early support he would make him subject to supervision with a mental health requirement and review the situation on May 17 when a psychiatric report would be available.

The sheriff deferred sentence until that date on two unrelated offences McCallum also admitted, driving while disqualified and without insurance, in Thurso, on October 26, last year.

The accused, of Towerhill Road, Thurso, is banned from driving meantime.



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