HMA v David Dudgeon 2020Mr Dudgeon who appealed against his custodial sentence has had his appeal refused. The appellant argued that his sentence of two years imprisonment, reduced from three years as he pled guilty at an early stage, was excessive.
However, the High Court did not agree with the appellant’s argument. The appellant pled guilty an offence under the ‘Terrorism Act 2000’ at Edinburgh Sheriff Court. The appellant argued that a headline sentence was excessive given the fact that the offence of downloading the information which was illegal was done in 2013 and 2015 the appellant had accessed them for some time. However, the Appeal Court concluded that the Sheriff has made the correct decision.