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Psychiatric report called for on city bomb hoaxer before sentencing at Inverness Sheriff Court


By Ali Morrison

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A SHERIFF has called for a psychiatric report on a man who gave a false bomb alert at two businesses in Inverness.

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

The 43-year-old told staff at Morrisons filling station in Millburn Road, Inverness that there was a bomb in the vicinity that 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 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.

He deferred sentence to that date on two other offences McCallum also admitted of driving while disqualified and without insurance on October 26.

McCallum, of Towerhill Road, Thurso, is banned from driving meantime.



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