Dunblane man appears in court over gun threats

A man has appeared in court accused of threatening to carry out a gun crazed massacre in Dunblane.

Thomas Robertson is said to have made remarks about shooting people during a visit at the local health center on April 3 in the Perthshire town.

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Robertson who is 48yrs old, is also alleged to have said that he planned to stab Police Officers and even kill them by setting them on fire. He faces two charges of  behaving in a threatening and abusive manner with fear and alarm to others.

Sheriff William Gallacher continued the case until January 8th for the identification of dates for a hearing into the relevancy and competency of the charges and continued Robertson’s bail.

A pre-trial hearing at Falkirk Sheriff Court ahead of a jury trial presently set for January 13th 2014, Robertson pleaded not guilty to both charges.

In 1996 Thomas Hamilton shot and killed 16 primary children plus their teacher at the local school in Dunblane  then shot himself after his firearms massacre.          #4