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Ross-shire man who had lock-knife in car is fined £200


By Ali Morrison

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A 21 year old Ross-shire panel beater who left some of his tools, including a lock-knife in his car, was fined £200 after admitting possession of the blade without reasonable excuse.

Ryan Murray, of Highfield Park, Conon Bridge appeared at Inverness Sheriff Court and pleaded guilty to the offence committed in Muir of Ord on July 28, 2019.

Fiscal depute Pauline Gair said that police stopped Murray's vehicle on Great North Road in the early hours of the morning and found the knife in a glove compartment.

"He told officers he used it for his job, but he had no reason to have it at that time of night," Mrs Gair added.

Defence solicitor Graham Mann said: "Some other implements used for his work were there as well. He left them there after finishing work on the Friday."



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