South Scotland

Lockerbie Gala day bus trouble trio sentenced

Three men involved in a fracas on a bus following the Lockerbie gala celebrations in June have been issued with community payback orders.

Dumfries Sheriff Court heard that police used CS spray as trouble on the bus to Gretna threatened to escalate.

Stuart Mitchell, 21 and Gary Rosado, 20, both from Gretna, admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner.

Lee Sproat, 18, of Kirkpatrick Fleming, pleaded guilty to shouting and swearing at officers.

The court was told that the bus was delayed in leaving Lockerbie after the gala in June when a group of youths became rowdy.

Police boarded the vehicle and when officers tried to arrest one of the men, two others joined the fracas.

As passengers panicked and the trouble threatened to escalate, officers used CS spray.

The fiscal depute told the court that members of the public, including children, had to be treated for the effects of the spray.

Mitchell and Rosado were ordered to carry out 70 hours of unpaid work. Sproat was told to carry out 50 hours work.

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