Aberdeen teenager gets unpaid work for possessing stun gun

Aberdeen Sheriff Court
Aberdeen Sheriff Court

A teenager who admitted having a stun gun has avoided a custodial sentence.

Neilson Harris, 18, was seen with a group of friends passing the weapon between them at around 6.45pm on June 13 at Faulds Wynd in Aberdeen.

He appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court for sentencing after admitting possession of a stun gun, as well as brandishing a shard of plastic in a separate incident on August 10.

The court was previously told the stun gun had belonged to one of the teen’s friends.

Defence agent Neil McRobert said there were “positives” in a background report carried out into his client.

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He said: “The report does talk about his motivation to make things better.”

Sheriff Ian Wallace told Harris, of West North Street, Aberdeen, he would place him on a community order as an alternative to custody.

He will be under supervision for a year, and will also have to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work.