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Abdelbaset al-Megrahi Loses his Appeal Against Conviction
The Representative Of The Late Abdelbaset Ali Mohamed Megrahi v Her Majesty’s Advocate & The Advocate General The Representative Of The Late Abdelbaset Ali Mohamed Megrahi v Her Majesty’s Advocate & The Advocate General HCJAC 54 Abdelbaset al-Megrahi,...
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Successful Appeal Against Conviction for Culpable Homicide
David Ditchburn v HMA HCJAC 55 Following trial at Edinburgh High Court on the 15th of May 2019, Mr Ditchburn was found guilty of four charges which included the following charge: “On 9 or 10 August 2018 at Flat 2, 12 Brunswick Road, Edinburgh you DAVID...
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Appeal Against Conviction Refused
Colin Grimason v HMA HCJAC 53 On the 18th of June the appellant was convicted of a charge of sexual assault on a 25 year old school teacher which read: “On 28 May 2017 at an alleyway near to Munches Street and High Street, both Dumfries, you did sexually...
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Appeal Against Conviction For Rape Lost
LW v HMA HCJAC 50 The appellant, LW, had been found guilty of rape of his stepdaughter and of incest under s2B of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 1976 on the 31st of October 2019. The appellant sought to appeal his conviction for rape. The appellant did not...
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Conviction Quashed On Appeal
Kenneth Thomson v HMA HCJAC 49 The appellant was convicted on the 25th of October 2019 at Edinburgh Sheriff Court of: on the 13th of September 2018 (1) assaulting Osman Celik and brandishing a broken bottle at him; (2) possession of an offensive weapon – the broken...
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Appeal Against Conviction Refused
Alexander Garland v HMA HCJAC 46 The appellant was convicted of sexual assault of an 11 year old girl on the 6th of December 2019 and was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment – 3 months of which was attributed to a bail aggravation. The appellant appealed on the...
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Appeal Against Conviction Lost
AS v HMA HCJAC 42 The appellant was found guilty of three charges involving the indecent assault, attempted rape and rape of his sister, AB, and an indecent assault on a male cousin, CD. The offences were said to have taken place in the family home in Coatbridge...
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Young Offenders Convicted of Murder have Punishment Part of Life Sentence Reduced
(First) Keirin McMillan or Elliott; (Second) Aron McMillan; and (Third) Levi Hunter or Brown v HMA HCJAC 41 Three young offenders, Kieran McMillan or Elliott, Aron McMillan and Levi Hunter or Brown, were found guilty of assaulting Alasdair Forsyth at his home in...
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“Pick-up artist” Conviction Quashed Following Appeal After Unfair Trial
Adnan Munir Ahmed v HMA 2020 Mr Ahmed was convicted on 5 charges of behaving in a threatening and abusive manner towards young women in the Glasgow area in contravention of Section 38(1) of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 in 2019. Mr Ahmed had...
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Appeal Against Conviction Quashed
PF v CB 2020 CB has had his appeal against conviction quashed after being found guilty of threating at abusive behaviour and of assault at the Sheriff Court. The appeal related to the assault charge. The appeal took place at the Sheriff Appeal Court where the appellant...
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