Appeal after air pistol incident in Gretna

Published 14 February 2018

Officers in Gretna want to trace an individual after he was seen with what appears to have been an air pistol in the Sarkfoot Road area of the town on Tuesday 13 February.

About 5.55pm, the man was seen cycling from the cycle path coming from Sarkfoot Farm onto Sarkfoot Road with what appears to have been an air pistol in his hand. Witnesses who spoke to the man intimated that he had been shooting rabbits with the gun. At one point he was seen waving the pistol about in what has been described as a reckless manner.

Constable Callum Ruddick said, "The man we want to speak to about this incident is described as being a Gretna man, and had a local accent. He is described as being about 5'5" tall, slim build, in his late 50s, had stubble on his face and was wearing a black beanie hat, dark jacket and dark jeans.

"The bike he was on was silver coloured, described as being a classic style road bike. Anyone who can help us identify this man is asked to call us on the 101 number quoting reference number PDG 0032500218. Or, if the man himself wishes to come forward to clear the matter up we would be only too happy to speak to him."

UPDATE - 16th February

Police Scotland can confirm that a 49-year-old man from Gretna has been arrested in connection with the incident in the town on Tuesday 13 February when a man was reported to police as being in possession of what appeared to be an air pistol. A report has been sent to the Procurator Fiscal.


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