Man remanded over Gleneagles hotel armed robbery

A man has appeared in court charged with theft and firearms offences over an armed robbery at Gleneagles Hotel.

The Gleneagles Hotel shop was robbed. PIcture; Dan Phillips
The Gleneagles Hotel shop was robbed. PIcture; Dan Phillips

A group allegedly raided the Mappin & Webb store in the five-star Perth and Kinross hotel on June 27.

Richard Fleming, 41, faced seven charges, including two of housebreaking and assault, during a private appearance at Perth Sheriff Court on Monday, the Crown Office said.

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He was also charged with being in possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

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Fleming, from London, made no plea and was remanded in custody ahead of a further court appearance next week.

Police Scotland are continuing to investigate the incident at the exclusive resort, with CCTV images released last week of a man officers want to trace.