Siege man must pay £3,000 to emergency services
A MAN shot by police with foam bullets after a nine-hour standoff at his home has been ordered to pay compensation to the emergency services.
Officers opened fire on David Ball when he threatened to kill them with a knife at the end of a nine-hour siege.
During the incident at his remote cottage near Banff, he said he wanted to commit “suicide by police”.
An armed response unit, negotiators and dog-handlers were called to the 43-year-old’s property after he became agitated during a family Christmas meal.
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