A north-east man was arrested after doctors discovered he had a knife in his pocket while he was undergoing an x-ray.
Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard yesterday that Jordan Rae had attended Fraserburgh Hospital on Saturday after suffering an unspecified injury.
The 22-year-old, who limped into the dock as he appeared from custody, began behaving aggressively while there and police were called amid suspicions he was “under the influence of alcohol or drugs”.
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Fiscal depute, Christy Ward, said: “When police arrived, the accused was about to be transferred to the accident and emergency department at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for an x-ray.
“Police followed the accused, providing an escort for the ambulance journey.
“Officers were present throughout and, during the x-ray, it appeared that he had a knife in his trouser pocket.
“Police seized it and found it to be a lock knife.”
The accused, of Walker Road in Aberdeen, later admitted a charge of possessing a lock knife in a public place without lawful authority or reasonable excuse.
Sheriff Andrew Miller deferred sentencing for the preparation of reports.