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'Police' stripper charges dropped

Stuart Kennedy dressed in police uniform
Stuart Kennedy performs his act dressed as a police officer

An Aberdeen stripogram who poses as a police officer has had charges against him dropped.

Stuart Kennedy, 25, known as Sgt Eros, faced court accused of impersonating a police officer and breaching the peace.

The alleged offences took place at the Tiger Tiger nightclub in Aberdeen in November 2007.

However, the case has now been dropped and Mr Kennedy has been told he will not face further charges in relation to the incident.

'Not offensive'

A spokeswoman for the procurator fiscal in Aberdeen told BBC Scotland: "Following a full and careful review of all the evidence in this case, including CCTV evidence, the procurator fiscal has decided to discontinue proceedings against a 25-year-old man in relation to an incident on 25 November 2007.

"Accordingly the case did not call at Aberdeen Sheriff Court."

In April last year, judges ruled that the truncheon in Mr Kennedy's act was not an offensive weapon in relation to another incident.

This had seen Mr Kennedy charged and put on trial after his act drew the attention of Grampian Police in Aberdeen.

Charges of having an offensive weapon in a public place without a reasonable excuse were thrown out by a sheriff.

Crown prosecutors appealed against this decision but judges at the Justiciary Appeal Court in Edinburgh backed the sheriff.



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