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Dumfries man Brian Ross fined £200 over 14-hour stand-off

Image caption Brian Ross was fined £200 for the incident in Dumfries last month

A 55-year-old man has been fined £200 following a 14-hour overnight stand-off involving armed police at a Dumfries housing estate last month.

Sheriff George Jamieson told Brian Ross, of Syme Road, it was clear that prior to the incident he had been a hard working man with no court history.

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

A court heard he was receiving hospital treatment following the stand-off.

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