Rothesay knife claim in TV licence row

Greenock Sheriff Court. '(� Copyright Lairich Rig and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence)
Greenock Sheriff Court. '(� Copyright Lairich Rig and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence)

A 48-year-old man accused of arguing with a TV Licensing inspector in Rothesay town centre, while concealing a knife up his sleeve, was due to appear at Greenock Sheriff Court today (Tuesday, September 22).

The incident is alleged to have taken placeis at 2.45pm on Monday, September 21, in the town’s Montague Street after the TV Licensing inspector called at the man’s dwelling.

The 48-year-old is alleged to have begun shouting and swearing at the inspector, and this carried out on to the street where several members of the public observed the man appeared to have a knife concealed up the sleeve of his jumper.

The knife was not produced during the incident, nor was it used to threaten the inspector.

The 48-year-old was due to appear at Greenock Sheriff Court (pictured) on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 22, having been held in custody overnight.