Staff shocked by knife man

Fewer solicitors now provide legal aid at police stations in Falkirk district
Fewer solicitors now provide legal aid at police stations in Falkirk district

Anthony Hughes (51), 14 Wallace Street, Falkirk, walked into Falkirk Police Station on August 16 carrying a kitchen knife with a 12 inch blade in his hand.

Alarmed civilian staff at the counter called officers for help and he was arrested.

At Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday Hughes was placed on a supervised community order for two years and told to attend psychiatric or psychological counselling with social workers for help with his issues.