A poacher who became one of the first in Scotland to be caught out by a secret camera system has been ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work.

Thomas Mullen was caught taking salmon from the River Ericht at Blairgowrie, near his Meigle home. Unknown to the 57-year-old, water bailiffs had set up a surveillance system — such as that used to photograph wildlife — and caught him red-handed.

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