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Policeman's car firebombers in court

Two men convicted of firebombing a Dundee policeman's car will be sentenced on Friday.

William Handy and Craig Guest plotted to set fire to the car after Handy became angry at being stopped by the officer for alleged traffic offences.

They were due to be sentenced on Wednesday at the High Court in Livingston.

The case was adjourned after Guest's defence counsel was unable to attend for "administrative reasons".

A jury at the High Court in Aberdeen found Handy, 54, of Errol, Perthshire guilty of setting fire to a car in the driveway of PC David Farr's home in Dundee on 23 June, 2014.

Guest earlier pled guilty to the wilful fire raising charge.

The court heard that personal gym trainer Guest, 32, of Dundee, poured petrol over a car in PC Farr's driveway and ignited it using a lighter, at Handy's behest.

The jury was told that no-one was injured, but the consequences could have been far more serious if the "uncontrollable" flames had spread before the blaze was brought under control.

The two men will now be sentenced at the High Court in Edinburgh on Friday.

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