Motorist accused of knife threat attack due for trial

Edinburgh Sheriff Court. Picture: Ian Georgeson
Edinburgh Sheriff Court. Picture: Ian Georgeson
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Wallyford man Thomas Restorick will appear for trial at Edinburgh Sheriff Court later this month accused of brandishing a knife at a motorist.

Restorick failed to appear from custody at the Capital court on December 29 but his solicitor lodged a not guilty plea in his absence.

It is alleged Restorick, of Fa-side Crescent, drove his vehicle too close to a preceding vehicle before exiting his own vehicle and producing the blade towards Michael James McConnell.

Restorick is also said to have shouted threats of violence towards Mr McConnell during the alleged incident in Edinburgh in February last year.

A trial was set down for January 11 after the 39-year-old accused denied behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by driving too close to a vehicle, exiting his own vehicle and brandishing a knife and uttering threats of violence towards Mr McConnell at Niddrie Mains Road, Edinburgh, on February 8, 2015.

It is also alleged Restorick possessed a knife during the same incident.

Both charges have alleged bail aggravations after he was granted bail on November 14, 2013, at the Capital court.