Man is found guilty in drug gang attack

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A MAN has been found guilty of endangering the life of a rival gang member who was tortured and abducted.

Dean Buchanan, from Bathgate, West Lothian, was remanded in custody at the High Court in Perth after a jury found him guilty of severely injuring Mark Morris during the clash over drug money.

Mr Morris told how he feared for his life during an attack by “ten or 15 men” and took out his false teeth to hide them so police could track his “killers”.

He identified Buchanan as the ringleader of the gang and said he had been run off the road at gunpoint before being attacked by the men.

Buchanan, 33, of Whitelaw Drive, Bathgate, was found guilty of driving into Mr Morris’ car and hitting him and the vehicle with bricks and metal poles and robbing him of his wedding ring.

Lord Kinclaven deferred sentence to the High Court in Glasgow on May 2. Buchanan was remanded in custody.