Pair in court after stand-off with po­lice

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TWO men have ap­peared in court after a dra­matic po­lice op­er­a­tion in Perth.

Martin Reilly and Kristo­pher Zdrza­lek are ac­cused of stab­bing an­other man at a flat in the city’s Grampian Court.

Streets around the prop­erty were closed off for sev­eral hours on Wed­nes­day morn­ing.

It is al­leged that Reilly, 38, and Zdrza­lek, 28, as­saulted David Goldie by re­peat­edly strik­ing him with a blade or sharply-pointed in­stru­ment to his se­vere i njury, per­ma­nent dis­fig­ure­ment and to the dan­ger of his life.

The at­tack is al­leged to have hap­pened at Reilly’s home, on the top floor of a block of flats in Grampian Court, off Cri­eff Road.

Reilly is fur­ther ac­cused of at­tack­ing three po­lice of­fi­cers at the prop­erty. He faces ac­cu­sa­tions that, while in the process of be­ing ar­rested, he threw a metal bar or metal span­ner at the of­fi­cers and struck a po­lice shield. It is also al­leged that, over the course of sev­eral hours, both men re­fused to al­low po­lice en­try and there­after bar­ri­caded the door.

The pair, who are both from Perth, made no plea dur­ing the brief, pri­vate hear­ing be­fore Sher­iff Wil­liam Wood at Perth Sher­iff Court. They were re­manded in cus­tody and are ex­pected to make a sec­ond ap­pear­ance next week.

Po­lice con­firmed that Mr Goldie, 37, was re­cov­er­ing in hos­pi­tal with in­juries de­scribed as non-life threat­en­ing.

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