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Man to stand trial for alleged Dundee gun incident

A Dundee man is to stand trial accused of using a gun to make two people believe that "unlawful violence" would be used against them.

Andrew Colvin is alleged to have had a firearm in his possession on 13 May last year in the city's Whalers Close.

Mr Colvin is further alleged to have behaved in a threatening and abusive manner, shouted, swore and acted aggressively.

The 49-year-old, of Albert Street, will go on trial later this month.

Prosecutors allege he had the weapon with the intention of causing Jaye Hudson and Alexander McGowan to believe that unlawful violence would be used against them.

Another charge alleges that he assaulted Miss Hudson by spitting on her.

Mr Colvin pleaded not guilty on indictment to charges of behaving in a threatening and abusive manner, assault and a charge under the Firearms Act.

Anne Duffy, defending, said: "There is a joint minute of agreement regarding the rifle being found at the locus and the report on it."

Sheriff Alastair Carmichael continued the case to a jury trial sitting later this month.

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