A 30-year-old man, who made threats to shoot people with a machine gun in Dollar, has appeared back in court.

In the dock at Alloa Sheriff Court was Shezed Ali, who previously admitted that on April 10 at the Co-op store, Bridge Street, Dollar, he shouted, swore, acted in an aggressive manner and made threats of violence.

The court was told Ali, of Lyninghills, Forfar, was remorseful.

He had gone into the shop and was initially asking customers for directions. He then left but re-entered shortly afterwards shouting that “he had a machine gun in the boot of his car and he’d shoot people if he didn’t get his wife back”, said the depute.

The court was told Ali had no particular reason for being in Dollar. He was looking for his wife and had heard she may in the Kinross area.

Ali was on crutches in court having broken his leg and is currently unfit for unpaid work.

The court was told he is already on a restriction of liberty order for another offence.

Sheriff Neil Bowie deferred sentencing further until February 22 for good behaviour.

Ali was told if he stays out of further trouble it is likely the sentence will be another ‘tag’ and supervision.