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Aberdeen 'toy' gun man Stephen Low jailed

A man who terrified three women by waving what he later said was a toy gun in an Aberdeen street has been jailed.

Stephen Low, 23, pointed it directly in the face of one of women in Kemp Street in July last year before pulling the trigger, hitting a nearby lamppost with a projectile.

He admitted assault and possessing a firearm or imitation firearm.

Low, an instrument technician with an oil company, was jailed for a year at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.

Sheriff William Summers said: "The cold stark reality is that you've pled guilty to two very serious charges

"It was plainly a terrifying ordeal for those involved.

"Whether or not this was an imitation firearm or not, they thought it was real."

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