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Man remanded over Perth A9 bridge incident

A9 bridge
Image caption The objects were allegedly thrown from a bridge over the A9 near Perth

A teenager accused of endangering road users by hurling a fence and a stone off a flyover on to a dual carriageway will spend Christmas behind bars.

Paul Booth, 19, was remanded in custody after appearing on petition at Perth Sheriff Court in connection with the incident on the A9 on Wednesday.

It is alleged the items struck a passing car, damaging the vehicle and causing danger to its occupants.

Mr Booth, from Perth, made no plea or declaration.

The court heard the teenager was accused of culpably and recklessly throwing the items on to the A9 from the flyover close to the Noah's play centre, where the road forms Perth's western bypass.

A large stone and piece of fence are said to have hit a Toyota Landcruiser passing underneath the bridge. A toddler and 13-week-old baby were travelling in the car, being driven by their mother.

Mr Booth, who was allegedly on bail at the time of the incident, had his motion for bail refused and was remanded in custody by Sheriff Lindsay Foulis.

The case was continued for further examination.

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