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Pedestrians in dock after reacting to car being driven at them in Motherwell street

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Pedestrians landed in the dock after they reacted angrily to a car being driven towards them.Martin Carroll, 40, and Thomas Gallagher, 31, were each fined £470 and ordered to do 180 hours of unpaid community work.Carroll, of Montalto Avenue, Motherwell, admitted possession of a bladed item - garden shears - without reasonable excuse.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

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Carroll was in possession of garden shears and was seen to place these in the car.“Police officers arrived and stopped the vehicle.

Gallagher was in a rear passenger seat. Carroll had gone back to his house and he was arrested there.”Defence agent Diarmid Bruce said Carroll and his friends went outside after hearing a noise.Carroll picked up garden shears that were lying in his garden.

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