Al­leged to have knife near home

Wishaw Press - - IN THE DARK -

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.

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