THE case of a 43-year-old Oswestry man alleged to have been in possession of a shotgun and to have killed two geese has been adjourned for him to receive psychiatric treatment.
Paul Carruthers, of Trefonen, did not attend when his case was heard at Shrewsbury Crown Court this week.
His lawyer Ian Easthope said his client had been the subject of psychiatric assessments and was currently considered by doctors to be unfit to plead.
Mr Easthope said that a further period of treatment at hospital was expected to improve the defendant's condition.
Judge Peter Barrie adjourned the hearing under the Mental Health Act until September 30 when a further assessment of Carruthers' condition will be considered.
Carruthers faces two allegations of being in possession of a shotgun with intent to cause fear of violence.
In the alleged incident on May 3 both Vincent Hunt and Howard Long are said to have believed they were in danger of unlawful violence.
The defendant also faces charges of destroying two geese belonging to Mr Hunt, damaging a garden shed and an ornamental porcelain goose belonging to Peter Long and damaging a garage, plant pots and a wooden gate belonging to John Baker, all on May 2.