Man facing knives charge
A Coatbridge man, arrested after armed police stopped a car in a busy residential street, has appeared in court on charges of possessing knives and having a bald tyre on his car.
William Hendry, 41, was held following an incident in Dundee on November 18 in which cops – seen on camera pointing firearms at the vehicle he was allegedly driving – pulled over a motor before making arrests.
Hendry, of Witchwood Cour t , faced t h re e charges during a brief private hearing on petition at Dundee Sheriff Court last week.
The first charge alleges he was in possession of a knife, while the second alleges he was in possession of two further knives.
A third charge alleges that the car he was said to be driving had less than a millimetre of tread on it when he was pulled over.
Hendry made no plea during the short hearing.
Solicitor advocate Kris Gilmartin, for Hendry, asked for his client to be released on bail.
Sheriff Tom Hughes continued the case for further examination and released Hendry on bail pending further court dates being set.
Two other men arrested during the armed police operation were released without making an appearance in court.