A Tayside police officer has been fully committed for trial and remanded in custody in connection with allegations that he tampered with witnesses.
Scott Gorrie had a bid for bail refused when he made a second appearance in private at Perth Sheriff Court to face a series of charges.
Sheriff Lindsay Foulis fully committed Gorrie for trial and refused his plea for bail, remanding him in custody for up to 110 days.
Gorrie, from Birkhill, Angus, faces five charges including trying to persuade witnesses to make up false statements in a bid to help him in another case relating to a stalking offence.
The 43-year-old police constable, who has been suspended by Police Scotland, is alleged to have persuaded Scott Glover, of Kirriemuir, to provide a false account to his colleagues at Police Scotland.
A second charge alleges that on December 5 he tried to pervert the course of justice by getting a witness to get rid of her mobile phone while he was being investigated by colleagues.
It is further alleged that between September 29 and October 6 last year, at Michelle Murdoch’s home address in Alyth, he breached an investigative liberation condition not to approach or contact her.
The fourth charge alleges he broke an undertaking condition not to contact her by sending her emails between October 15 and 29.
The fifth charge alleges Gorrie also broke a similar bail condition, imposed at Perth on November 2, by sending further emails to Ms Murdoch 10 days later. Gorrie made no plea.