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Crown Appeal Against Sentence Upheld By The Appeal Court

Graham Curran was found guilty of trafficking 2.4 million pounds worth of cocaine. The offence was aggravated by a link to serious organised crime. Curran was sentenced to carry out 225 hours of unpaid work. However, the Crown challenged the sentence, and the appeal court quashed it and imposed a [...]

2022-05-24T05:47:07+01:0024 May 2022|

A Crown Appeal Against a Sheriff’s Decision to Accept a No Case to Answer Submission has been Allowed by the High Court of Justiciary

It was submitted on behalf of the accused that the evidence led in respect of two charges of lewd, indecent and libidinous practices were not mutually corroborative. At trial the judge accepted the no case to answer submission.  The complainers were a brother and sister who had been neighbours of [...]

2022-05-17T09:15:41+01:0017 May 2022|

Man Jailed For 8 Years For Hit And Run Crash

Shaun Rimmer was convicted of hitting and killing a pedestrian whilst attempting to flee police. On the 16th of August 2021 Rimmer was caught speeding on Great Northern Road, Aberdeen.  Rimmer hit 48-year old pedestrian Simon Musabayana and then drove off. Mr Musabayana was rushed to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and [...]

2022-03-17T06:41:53+00:0017 March 2022|

High School Teacher Convicted Of Raping His Pupils

High School music teacher, Matthew Birch, has been convicted of two girls, having sex with another and engaging in sexual activity with others. All of the acts were carried out whilst he was in a position of trust.  The court heard that the 45 year old preyed on vulnerable pupils [...]

2022-03-11T08:11:29+00:0011 March 2022|
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