Oban man in court for scissors

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An Oban man found with kitchen scissors on him, has appeared before the sheriff court.

Lewis McLachlan, 39, admitted being in possession of the scissors in a public place on September 19.

Sheriff Patrick Hughes said it was ‘troubling’ given that McLachlan had previously been before the court in May after he pled guilty to two charges of having stolen items from Tesco and Superdrug in February 2020.

David Glancy, procurator fiscal, told the court that in the latest matter in September, police saw McLachlan in Nelson Road walking in the direction of Miller Road but then turn into a side street at Dunmar Court.

McLachlan, of Room Five Shore Street Flats, was seen by a green wheelie bin with a lock on it trying to open it to conceal something, according to Mr Glancy.

Police executed a search and found McLachlan ‘sweating and unsteady on his feet,’ with kitchen scissors in his pocket and ‘no reasonable excuse’ for carrying them, said Mr Glancy.

McLachlan had ‘made no sense’ to officers and was ‘somewhat incoherent,’ said Mr Glancy.

Sheriff Hughes deferred the case until November 18 for the completion of criminal justice social work reports.