Tayside police have charged a 62-year-old man in connection with the sabotage of the Etape Caledonia cyclo-sportive in Scotland on Sunday.

The man, who hails from the Rannoch area, is suspected of spreading tacks on the road, leading to a temporary stoppage of the 81-mile Perthshire challenge ride.

Hundreds of riders suffered punctures as a result of the sabotage, and many had to pack up after running out of spare inner tubes in the £54-per-head event. None of the 3,500 participants were hurt in the incident.

The man is due to appear in Perth Sherriff Court on Wednesday.

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