The man caught by Tayside police in connection with sabotaging Sunday’s Etape Caledonia is a community council chairman.

Alex Grosset from Pitlochry appeared in Perth Sheriff Court today charged with spreading tacks all over the road, causing hundreds of participants in the 81-mile ride to puncture. Grosset presented no plea to the court.

The event was stopped for an hour and a half whilst the roads were made safe.

Sixty two year old Grosset has been a chairman of the Rannoch and Tummel Community Council and has been a member of the local church for many years, according to BBC Scotland.

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