Tayside and Central Scotland

Dundee man in court after bomb squad called to street

A man has appeared in court charged with a succession of firearms offences after a bomb squad was deployed to a Dundee street.

Police and army explosives experts cordoned off part of Albert Street on Friday evening.

Paul Markie has since appeared at Dundee Sheriff Court charged with possessing a pistol, a rifle and seven kinds of ammunition.

The 54-year-old made no plea or declaration and the case was continued.

Markie faces nine charges in total, which allege he possessed firearms and ammunition at his home address on Albert Street, the Dighty Burn at Baldovie Road, and at the West Pitkerro Industrial Estate.

He is charged with having a Smith and Wesson 9mm Luger pistol and an Enfield Bolt, from an Enfield type bolt action rifle on April 16 and 17.

He also faces six charges of having ammunition designed or adapted to expand on impact.

Markie, of Dundee, was remanded in custody until a further hearing next week.

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