Pair stole drum kit and smoke machine from former Alyth church

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Perth Sheriff Court.

Two men have admitted stealing from a former Perthshire church.

Darren Clunie, 20, and Scot Glover, 28, made off with items including a smoke machine and part of a strobe machine during the raid last August.

Police were able to recover all of the stolen items and return them to their rightful owner, Perth Sheriff Court heard.

Clunie, of Ashgrove Terrace, Rattray, and Glover, of Leighton’s Square, Alyth, admitted stealing an LED bulb, strobe controller and cables, smoke machine, CD player and a drum kit from the former Barony Church in Alyth between August 5 and 31 last year.

Sentence was deferred for reports to be obtained.

The Barony Church was originally built as the Alyth Free Church in 1843.

It is currently the subject of a planning application, with the current owner seeking to turn it into an outdoor pursuits shop.