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Aberdeen man who pulled a knife on staff at an Elgin supermarket has appeared at Inverness Sheriff Court


By Ali Morrison

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A 21-YEAR-OLD Aberdeen man who tried to steal goods from Elgin's Aldi supermarket and pulled a knife on staff has appeared in court.

The Inverness Justice Centre.
The Inverness Justice Centre.

Scott Ironside of Bedford Road, Aberdeen visited the Aldi Elgin store on November 27, 2021.

Fiscal depute Robert Weir told Sheriff Eilidh Macdonald that Ironside was seen placing some items in his jacket.

At the till, he attempted to pay for some but kept other items hidden and he then was asked to go to the staff room to await the arrival of police.

He then consumed a number of unknown pills, picked up a kitchen knife and presented it at staff while making threats. He then disposed of various items and dropped them in a bin, where the knife was found.

Mr Ironside pleaded guilty to shoplifting at Inverness Sheriff Court and also admitted to threatening behaviour and possessing a knife.

Sentence was deferred until July 22 for a background report and Ironside's bail was continued.


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