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Convicted Killer Sentenced To 4 Years For Armed Robbery
Sean McLaughlin, 38 a convicted killer has plead guilty to the armed robbery of 2 convenience shops less than 2 months after being released early from prison. Mr McLaughlin who was under the influence of valium and alcohol stole a charity tin from one shop and...
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Conviction Quashed
Weir McKay 45, who was convicted in 2019 of the culpable homicide of Karen Young and sentended to 14 years inprisonment has had his conviction quashed. The Criminal Appeal Court has ruled that the evidence before the jury in the original trial was not sufficient to...
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Man Jailed For Life
Frank Mayne, 56 has been sentenced to life inprisonment by the High Court in Edinburgh. Mr Mayne maintained his innocence to a catalague of offences against women and young girls but was found guilty of all 15 charges of rape, indecent assault, assault and indecent...
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Decision to Increase Speeding Offence Financial Penalty Successfully Appealed
PF v Michael Saini 2017 Mr Saini has successfully appealed a decision to increase the financial penalty imposed on his after he pled guilty to a speeding offence at the earliest opportunity to do so. Mr Saini appealed to the High Court after the Sheriff Appeal Court...
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Prolonged Police Interview Ruled Inadmissible
HMA v Jake Hawkins 2017 Mr Hawkins has successfully argued that his police interview should not be admissible in evidence in his rape trial at the High Court. This was because the interview which lasted almost one and a half hours, the judge agreed was...
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Sex Offenders Register Appeal Refused
PF v Garry McNair 2015 Mr McNair failed in his appeal not to be placed on the Sex Offenders Register. Mr McNair pled guilty at Dundee Sheriff Court to the charge of public indecency after he had an oral sex act performed on him on a public bus. He was sentenced to five...
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Recovery of Psychiatric Report Petition Refused
PF v DM 2015 DM, an accused, was refused by the Criminal Appeal Court to petition the recovery of a psychiatric report of his wife so that he could use this in his own defence. This report was prepared for a separate matter two years prior, but DM’s legal team argued it...
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Misdirection to the Jury Appeal Refused
HMA v Basharat Khan 2020 Mr Khan has had his bid to appeal against his conviction refused at the High Court. The appellant argued that the judge presented a misdirection to the jury which caused him to be wrongly convicted of the offence of rape. This alleged...
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Amended Charge During Trial Appeal Refused
HMA v Christopher McCormick 2019 Mr McCormick has had his appeal against conviction rejected after being found guilty of being in possession of an offensive weapon, namely a machete. The offence took place in October 2018 when it was reported that Mr McCormick was...
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Miscarriage of Justice Appeal Refused
HMA v Syeda Begum 2020 Ms Begum who appealed against her conviction after being found guilty of assaulting a young baby in April 2019 has had her appeal refused at the High Court who concluded there was no miscarriage of justice. The child was left with a brain bleed...
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