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Dumfries man Brian Ross in court after 14-hour stand-off

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Image caption Brian Ross appeared in court after the stand-off in Dumfries

A man has appeared in court following a 14-hour overnight stand-off involving armed police in Dumfries.

Brian Ross, 55, of Syme Road, was charged with locking himself in a bathroom with a knife and refusing to co-operate with police.

He admitted behaving in an abusive manner and causing public resources to be used to ensure his safety.

He also admitted threatening behaviour towards his wife. Sentence at Dumfries Sheriff Court was deferred.

Solicitor David Finnie said arrangements had been made to transfer Ross from the court to a local hospital.

Sheriff George Jamieson deferred sentence for a month for background reports and allowed Ross bail with a condition he did not enter his home at Syme Road or contact his wife.

The stand-off in Dumfries started on Monday night and continued until Tuesday morning.

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