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Man jailed after sparking Fort William armed siege

A SHERIFF jailed a man for 18 months last week for sparking an armed siege days after the Manchester Arena terrorist atrocity.

On Wednesday December 6, Inverness Sheriff Court heard Czechoslovakian national Michael Kucera had already been arrested for stealing a 30ft sailing vessel from moorings in Fort William, then consuming a bottle of rum before running it aground and refusing to be rescued.

After the west coast drama at sea, Kucera was treated in hospital for mental health issues before returning to Fort William and walking into the local library wearing a rucksack, holding a replica gun and terrifying staff.

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