Petrol bomb threat to police

An “extremely drunk” man who threatened to petrol bomb Stranraer Police Station was ordered to do 300 hours of unpaid work by Sheriff Kenneth Robb at the court in Stranraer.

Twenty-four-year old David Gowdy appeared for sentencing on Tuesday after admitting shouting and swearing and challenging others to fight in George Street in Stranraer, resisting arrest, threatening to fire bomb the police station and calling officers abusive names on March 29.

Defending, agent Paul Feeney said that Gowdy had been on a night out in Stranraer and was extremely drunk when he started to “make a nuisance of himself” towards a group of young soldiers who were in the area for an MoD exercise.

Police officers, who were attending to another incident, told Gowdy to calm down and move on, but he decided instead to behave in “a completely unacceptable fashion”.