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Dundee man on trial over explosives offences

A man has denied detonating three explosive devices in Dundee over a four-week period.

Allan Peach, 24, made a first appearance at the High Court in Glasgow accused of causing explosions of a nature likely to cause injury or damage to property in Dundee between April and June.

Defence counsel Thomas Ross entered a not guilty plea on behalf of Mr Peach

Judge Lady Stacey continued the case until later this month.

It is alleged that Mr Peach searched for information on how to manufacture explosive devices and obtained the ingredients to make them.

Possessing explosives

The 24-year-old is charged with causing explosions at 2 Huntly Place on 15 May and at 16 Cullen Place and 6 Cullen Place on 7 June.

He is also accused of having explosive devices in his possession at Caird Park, Longtown Road, Fountainbleau Drive, Balmullo Square, Ballindean Crescent, Banchory Place and Graham Place at various occasions between 2 April and 7 June.

Mr Peach is also charged with having a pepper spray in his possession on 9 June at Claverhouse Road.

He denies setting fire to two cars at Dalgleish Road on 21 June last year and at Strips of Craigie Road on 10 March this year.

He is also accused of damaging another car at Dalgleish Road on 14 November 2011 by throwing a corrosive substance over it.

The 24-year-old is further charged with having in his possession the drug mephedrone.

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