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Trial told of cigarette assault

A PENSIONER told a court how two men burst into his house, wrapped cling film round his head and stubbed a cigarette out on his face as they demanded his bank pin.

Alasdair Thorburn told the High Court in Dundee he had returned to his flat in Perth's High Street from a nearby pub before falling asleep in his chair. A short time later he was woken by two men entering his flat.

Mr Thorburn, 68, said accused Raymond Moir and another man, Michael McLellan, entered his flat and said: "We know you have money – tell us where it is."

Mr Thorburn said: "They tied my face with cling film or a broken plastic bag.

"They were demanding my pin – I eventually gave it to them - They smacked me about the face and stubbed a cigarette out below my eye."

Moir, of Perth, denies assaulting Mr Thorburn.

The trial continues.

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