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Sheriff Refuses to Order Extradition of Polish Man to Serve Six-Month Prison Sentence
An Edinburgh sheriff has refused to order the extradition of a Polish man who was wanted in Poland to serve a six month custodial sentence. The man was wanted for mercantile fraud. However, the sheriff refused the order on the basis that it would have a disproportionate...
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Man Convicted of Dangerous Driving for Failing to Secure Cars on Transporter
A sheriff in Hamilton Sheriff Court has convicted a man under section 1A of the Road Traffic Act 1988 after a car slid off the back of a car transporter and injured a pedestrian. On the 5th of December 2019, Gordon Maule, had collected cars going to auction from...
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COVID-19 Puts Five-Year Strain on the Scottish Justice System
The global pandemic has resulted in a backlog of cases which could take up to five years to be resolved. The Scottish justice system is under significant strain as lockdown resulted in all, other than the most serious of cases, to be postponed to a later...
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Man Jailed for 19 Years for the Murder of his Friend in Dalkeith
Jordan Dickson, 25, has been sentenced to a 19-year custodial sentence at Glasgow High Court, for the murder of his friend Craig Sneddon, 41.  The deceased was left with 18 wounds after a knife attack in Dalkeith.  On the 17th of January 2021 the deceased was left...
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Appeal Refused by Woman Convicted of Sending Offensive emails to SNP MP
Vaiva Sutinyte who was convicted of sending offensive messages to her MP has lost an appeal against the sheriff’s decision to repel a no case to answer submission.  In February 2021 the appellant emailed Mr Grady on multiple occasions from 6:04am until 10:36pm. She...
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High Court Rejects Application to Introduce Evidence of Subsequent Child Contact Litigation by Man Accused of Rape
The High Court of Justiciary has upheld the decision of a preliminary judge in respect of an application made by a man charged with three counts of rape, to reject the introduction of evidence related to events following the sexual encounter as libelled in the third charge....
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Man Convicted of a Stabbing in Glasgow Which Left a Man With More Than 20 Injuries
Christopher Simpson left Darren Martin with more than 20 injuries after repeatedly stabbing him at a flat in Glasgow’s Castlemilk. On the 21st of August 2021 Simpson carried out the unprovoked attack after asking the victim for a glass of water. He then attempted to...
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Motorcyclist Acquitted of Causing Death of Fiancée in Tweedbank Crash
Bret Simpson,30, has been acquitted of causing the death of his fiancée who was riding as a pillion passenger on his bike when he crashed.  Simpson had collected Bronte Hutchison,23, in Galashiels after a night out in August 2018. His Kawasaki bike crashed at the...
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Man Convicted of Sexually Assaulting Two Women in Glasgow Underpass
Rahmat Karimi sexually assaulted two women on a dark Glasgow underpass and was caught after he dropped an earphone at the crime scene.  On the 22nd of January 2021 Karimi groped two women, one aged 46 and the other 24, in Glasgow’s Cowcaddens area. Karimi called for...
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Speeding Driver Sentenced to Four Years Imprisonment After Fatal Crash
Jordan Roddie lost control of his ford focus vehicle and killed a pensioner. The crash also left her friend severely disabled.  Roddie misjudged a bend and crossed into oncoming traffic which resulted in his vehicle colliding with a Vauxhall Zafira. The accident...
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