Man charged over online threats against Alex Salmond

A man has appeared in court charged in connection with online threats against Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond.

Steven Thomson, 43, from Renfrew, made no plea during the hearing at Haddington Sheriff Court.

He has been charged with threatening or abusive behaviour under Section 38 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010.

Mr Thomson was released on bail and will be expected to appear in court again at a date which is yet to be set.

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