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Community service for Peterhead 'blackout' man Mindaugas Paulauskas

Mindaugas Paulauskas [Pic: Newsline]
Image caption Mindaugas Paulauskas admitted the offence in Peterhead

A man who caused a blackout in Peterhead by firing a rocket-powered grappling hook at an electricity pylon has been given community service.

Lithuanian Mindaugas Paulauskas, 26, admitted malicious discharge after the incident in January.

He was sentenced to 200 hours of community service at Peterhead Sheriff Court.

Engineers had to cut supplies to part of the town while the problem was tackled.

Sheriff Gregor Murray told Paulauskas he had committed a "stupid and reckless" crime.

He also imposed an 18-month supervision order.

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