Perthshire woman denies charges

Blairgowrie Advertiser - - NEWS - Court Re­porter

An east Perthshire woman has been ac­cused of at­tack­ing a man in Rat­tray with an axe in the run-up to last Christ­mas.

Sixty-year-old Joy Thom­son of White­loch Av­enue, Blair­gowrie, de­nied a cat­a­logue of charges al­leg­ing that she had an arse­nal of weapons, in­clud­ing knives, a carv­ing fork, pep­per spray - and sprayers con­tain­ing sul­phuric acid - in her pos­ses­sion.

Thom­son de­nied a five-charge in­dict­ment when she ap­peared at Perth Sher­iff Court.

She is set to face trial be­fore a jury dur­ing the week be­gin­ning Fe­bru­ary 26 next year.

The in­ci­dents are al­leged to have taken place at Bram­ble­bank House, Bal­moral Road, Rat­tray, on De­cem­ber 23 and 24, 2016.

She is said to have as­saulted Thomas Thom­son by striking him on the head with the axe - and bran­dished a knife at him - on De­cem­ber 23.

A sec­ond charge claims that she had three knives, as well as the axe and a carv­ing fork, in her pos­ses­sion.

A third charge also states that she had a knife in her pos­ses­sion.

On De­cem­ber 23 and 24, again at Bram­ble­bank House, it is al­leged that she had a Black Sabre Spray con­tain­ing CS and Cap­saicin Pep­per and that she had the nox­ious sub­stances with­out the author­ity of the Sec­re­tary of State.

The fi­nal charge claims that she had an of­fen­sive weapon - two plant sprayers con­tain­ing sul­phuric acid - in her pos­ses­sion.

Thom­son had her bail con­tin­ued.

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