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Minister tackles church intruder

A Church of Scotland minister in Perth was forced to tackle an intruder in combat gear who stormed into a service and began berating his congregation.

Police were called to Perth’s North Church on Sunday evening after Richard McKenzie burst in and shouted foul-mouthed abuse at worshippers.

The 23-year-old then lashed out at Rev David Denniston, who had tried to persuade him to leave the church.

McKenzie appeared at Perth Sheriff Court and admitted breaching the peace.

The court heard McKenzie, from Perth, had mocked the congregation’s belief in God, and told them they were wasting their time sitting in church on a Sunday evening.

Full story at BBC Scotland News.

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