A 31-year-old man, who made threats to shoot people with a machine gun at a store in Dollar, has been put on a ‘tag’.

Shezed Ali previously admitted that on April 10 at the Co-op, Bridge Street, he shouted, swore, acted in an aggressive manner and made threats of violence.

Ali, of Lyninghills, Forfar, returned to Alloa Sheriff Court for sentencing.

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 would shoot people if he did not get his wife back.

She had apparently gone missing and Ali was travelling around the country looking for her.

The court was told Ali had no particular reason for being in Dollar but he had heard his wife may be in the Kinross area.

Ali has only recently completed a restriction of liberty order for another offence.

Sheriff Neil Bowie imposed a new ‘tag’ for 225 days and a community payback order with 18 months of supervision.