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Couple 'tried to smuggle phone into jail with drone'

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A couple have appeared in court accused of attempting to smuggle a mobile phone into Perth Prison by flying it over the security wall with a drone.

Philip Moreton, 31, and Cheyrell Davie, 36, appeared at Perth Sheriff Court on a petition alleging the charge at the maximum security jail.

They made no plea or declaration at a brief hearing in private.

They were granted bail and the case against them was continued for further examination.

A spokesman for the Crown Office confirmed that the couple face charges under the Prisons (Scotland) 1989 Act section 41, relating to the introduction of illicit items into the prison.

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