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Scot Squad star Darren Connell fined over knuckleduster

Scot Squad star Darren Connell has been fined for trying to take an offensive weapon with him on holiday.

Connell, who plays Bobby Muir in the BBC comedy, was caught with a knuckleduster as he prepared to fly from Glasgow Airport in November 2015.

He was fined £450 for the offence at Paisley Sheriff Court.

Connell, who is from Bishopbriggs, won best Actor at the 2015 Scottish Comedy Awards for his role as the police-pestering character in Scot Squad.

The actor, through his solicitor, claimed he had the weapon on him as he had bought it on a previous jaunt abroad and planned to use it in a sketch but forgot it was in his bag.

A trial had been due to take place but Connell admitted having an offensive weapon on him in the airport.

The 29-year-old, who collected trolleys in Asda for nine years before he found fame, was previously reported as saying Scot Squad had changed his life.

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