Tayside and Central Scotland

Men accused of Gloag family abduction

Two men have been accused of abducting members of one of Scotland's richest families at knifepoint.

Brian Martin, 57, and Christopher McMultan, 40, are alleged to have entered Sarah Gloag's home in Perthshire on 19 January.

They are accused of holding a knife to her throat, and tying up Mrs Gloag and her husband as well as two children.

The men were remanded in custody after appearing in private at Perth Sheriff Court.

Sarah Gloag is the step-daughter of Ann Gloag, the founder of the Stagecoach transport company.

The charges against Mr Martin and Mr McMultan also allege that they stole jewellery worth £200,000 and £4,000 in cash from the house.

Both also face a number of other charges.

They made no plea or declaration.

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