A convicted murderer on home leave who attempted to kill a dog walker in Dundee has been given a lifelong restriction order, meaning he will be supervised for life. Robbie McIntosh, attacked in victim in the woods last August.
He was previously jailed for stabbing a dog walker to death on Dundee when he was 15 years old. The offender will only be considered for release when it is safe for the public to do so. The judge at Aberdeen High Court said a report on McIntosh showed “psychopathic personality traits” and that he was deemed to be a “high risk of physical violence and psychological harm to the public, particularly adult females”.
Defence advocate Chris Fyffe had told the court there were “no available words” that McIntosh could offer that would “explain, rationalise or mitigate his conduct”. The Scottish Prison Service said it did not comment on prisoners, but said “a rigorous risk assessment is undertaken prior to any offender being granted home leave”.