A student has been ordered to carry out unpaid work after being caught with two stun guns.
Tahmin Chowdhury, 24, appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court for sentencing after previously admitting two charges of being in possession of stun guns – one which was disguised as a knuckleduster.
The offences took place on Rubislaw Gardens on August 17 last year.
High Court guidelines state that a five-year sentence should be imposed for such offences, except in exceptional circumstances. Solicitor advocate Ian Woodward Nutt said Chowdhury, of Stanley Street, Aberdeen, had not been aware that what he’d done was a criminal offence.
He said: “He has difficulty explaining as to why he would do anything as grossly stupid as he has done. He was on the internet and came across references to these type of items and saw some videos showing them in operation.
“He purchased these items as he thought they were novel and he thought bizarrely that it would be fun to have items of this type.”
Chowdhury was handed 240 hours of unpaid work, one year’s supervision and a six-month tag.