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Aberdeen salon targeted after bad hair day

Frank Mokgatla
Image caption Mokgatla's lawyer said his client had "underlying issues"

A man who bombarded a salon with nuisance calls because he disliked his haircut has been placed on probation.

Frank Mokgatla, 33, made 20 silent calls to a member of staff at the H20 hairdressers on Aberdeen's Great Northern Road after he went there for a trim.

But he ended up in court after salon bosses called in police.

Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard BT staff managed to identify Mokgatla as the mystery caller.

Mokgatla, originally from Zimbabwe, had admitted breaching communication laws when he previously appeared in court.

Sentence had been deferred for a psychological report.

His lawyer, Chris Maitland, said his client had reacted because he was dissatisfied with the hairdresser's work.

He said Mokgatla, who lives in Aberdeen, had "underlying issues".

The calls, made over two days in May last year, were said to have intended to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.

Sheriff Malcolm Garden ordered him to be placed on probation for 12 months.

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