High Court Upholds Sentence Imposed On Elderly Man 

Mr Norman Bowman, aged 63, appealed against the community payback order imposed on him. Mr Bowman was convicted of 4 charges, involving verbal partner abuse and breach of bail.  It was the appellant’s argument that the sentencing sheriff did not properly consider the time that he spent in custody [...]

2023-12-07T06:46:39+00:004 December 2023|

Sheriff Asserts that ‘Alcohol is no Excuse’ for Assault

The accused, Ian Baird, pled guilty to assaulting his partner during an altercation in May 2023.  The couple had been drinking outside in the garden when matters escalated into an argument between Mr Baird and his partner. The accused followed the complainer into the house, despite her attempts to [...]

2023-11-14T07:25:21+00:0014 November 2023|

Man Fined for Performance of Sexual Act in Common Close

A 48 year old man,Keith Ballentine, has been fined after a neighbour witnessed him performing a sex act in the common area of their flat.  Mr Ballentine was seen to be performing oral sex on Kimberley Finnigan, witnessed by a neighbour who had to walk past the public display. [...]

2023-11-14T07:22:45+00:009 November 2023|

Man who Bit the Finger of Police Officer Remanded

Stephen McCafferty, aged 26, has been remanded after assaulting a police officer. Mr McCafferty admitted to biting one officer’s finger, breaking a house window and behaving in an abusive manner by shouting at a second police officer.  Despite his defence agent pleading mitigating circumstances due to a difficult past [...]

2023-11-05T13:45:14+00:002 November 2023|

Drugs Make Inmates more Violent and Aggressive

The new governor of HMP Edinburgh said that prisoners are now taking synthetic drugs and new forms of benzodiazepines that are having extreme reactions due to their increased effectiveness. It was found that drones are increasingly being used to smuggle drugs and weapons into prisoners. It was noted that [...]

2023-10-19T16:51:35+01:0013 October 2023|
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