Alleged to have knife near home
A man has denied having a knife in a Shotts street.
Alexander Allan is accused of having the blade in Newmill and Canthill Road on August 28.
The 48-year-old, of Birrens Road, Motherwell, is also accused of being found in the curtilage of a home in Canthill Road.
In the circumstances it was inferred that Allan was there and intended to commit theft.
Allan denies both charges against him and will return to Hamilton Sheriff Court on January 3 for a further hearing in the case.
He is expected to stand trial later that month on January 31.