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Perthshire woman faces charge of possessing a knife in court

Dundee Sheriff COurt
Fiona Gillen is accused of trying to bring a knife into Dundee Sheriff Court

A Perthshire woman has appeared in court accused of bringing a knife into the court buildings.

Fiona Gillen is accused of bringing the blade into Dundee Sheriff Court and faces a charge of being in possession of a knife in a public place.

She was apprehended at the building's front door after a search by security staff.

The 45-year-old from Alyth, Perthshire, made no plea or declaration when she appeared on petition.

The case was continued for further examination and Gillen was released on bail.

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