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Sheriff Sentences Man In Back Of Van


A Sheriff at Selkirk Sheriff Court was forced to sentence Mr Long in the back of a prison van after he refused to leave. Mr Long had been found guilty of an assault involving a machete. Mr Long’s behaviour was reported to be uncontrollable but the Sheriff along with the solicitors and the Sheriff Clerk agreed to conduct the hearing in the van with the sentence being announced in open court after the calling. The Sheriff sentenced him to 20 months imprisonment.


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