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Man guilty of abusing Alex Salmond on Twitter

A man has been convicted of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner towards First Minister Alex Salmond on Twitter.

Christopher Stevenson, 26, posted: "I think I might assassinate Alex Salmond" while watching a television programme about him.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard he was reported to police by an American tourist who had seen the post online.

Stevenson, from Glasgow, claimed it had been a joke. Sentence was deferred for a year for good behaviour.

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