Aberdeen man to go on trial accused of threatening the Queen

An Aberdeen man will go on trial next year accused of threatening the Queen on social media sites.

Alastair Dow is alleged to have caused fear and alarm on July 25 and 26 last year by posting offensive, abusive and threatening messages online about Her Majesty.

Prosecutors claim the 54-year-old acted in a threatening and abusive manner while at his home, 21 Hollybank Place, Aberdeen.

Dow denies the charge against him and was due to go on trial at Aberdeen Sheriff Court tomorrow.

His trial has now been adjourned until February due to clashes in the court’s timetables.