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INVERNESS SHERIFF COURT: Ross-shire roofer has air pistols confiscated and fine imposed

By Ali Morrison

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A roofer from Ross-shire has had two air pistols confiscated and has been fined £370 after being caught without the necessary paperwork for them.

Dylan Campbell, of MacDonald Road, Dingwall, had previously admitted owning the firearms without a licence when he appeared at Inverness Sheriff Court.

When he returned to court for sentencing, the court heard that the police discovered the air weapons cache in a cupboard at a property in Cambrai Court in the Ross-shire town.

They were found during the police visit on August 18, 2020.

Defence solicitor Neil Wilson said that the charge of possession of an air weapon without a licence was admitted but they had merely been left in storage and were not being used maliciously.

He said: “It’s a common situation that people have these items for a long time and don’t use them.”

Sheriff Mark Stewart said: “It appears you had these items but it also appears that they were not being used for an improper purpose."

Campbell (29) was fined £350 with an additional £20 victim surcharge.

A Crown motion for forfeiture of the two air weapons was also granted.

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