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Community service order for Sullom Voe threat man Roderick Nicolson

A man who sparked a security alert at the Sullom Voe oil terminal in Shetland has been ordered to carry out 120 hours of community service.

Roderick Nicolson, who admitted threatening to turn up at the plant with a shotgun, was also placed on probation for 18 months.

Lerwick Sheriff Court heard Nicolson, 48, called the terminal in February and made the threats.

He was arrested after firearms officers negotiated with him to leave his house.

Nicolson, who lives in the west side of the islands, had been released on bail on condition that he did not go near, or attempt to contact, the oil terminal.

Security checks were tightened at Sullom Voe following the threats.

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