Man accused of recklessly producing household electricity at his flat

Dundee Sheriff Court.
Dundee Sheriff: Charles McKenzie faces 'transformer' allegation.

A man is accused of recklessly producing household electricity with a homemade transformer, a court heard on Friday.

Charles McKenzie is alleged to have rigged up a "dangerous transformer assembly" at his flat in Dundee's Dudhope Court.

The charge said he "culpably and recklessly" produced electricity "with total disregard for the safety of yourself and others".

Sheriff George Way asked: "I don't quite understand - how does one culpably and recklessly produce electricity?"

Fiscal depute Laura Bruce said: "The Crown's position is that he had this man made assembly in his house suspended from the ceiling by thin ropes."

McKenzie, 55, of Dudhope Court, Dundee, was not in court to face the charge of culpable and reckless conduct.

Sheriff Way continued the case without plea for three weeks.

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