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Violent robber faces prison

A ROBBER who burst into a pensioner's flat as he slept before wrapping the man's head with cling film and stubbing a cigarette out in his face was told he faces a "lengthy" jail term.

Raymond Moir and Michael McLelland burst into Alasdair Thorburn's flat in Perth.

Mr Thorburn told the High Court in Dundee he had returned to his flat from a pub and fell asleep. A short time later he was woken by two men in his flat.

Mr Thorburn, 68, said: "They tied my face with cling film or a broken plastic bag.

"It was tied round my mouth and up round my head. They were demanding my pin number – I eventually gave it to them."

They hit him in the face and put a cigarette out on it.

A jury found Moir, of Perth guilty of assaulting Mr Thorburn and robbing him.

Judge Lord Turnbull told Moir he faced a "substantial" jail term. McLelland is in jail over the attack.

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