HMA v Alexander McKindlay 2019Mr McKindlay has successfully appealed against his sentence with the imprisonment term being reduced to 18 months from 3 years.
Mr McKindlay was found guilty of failing to appear at a preliminary hearing at the High Court in Glasgow due to the fact that he had gone on holiday to Ibiza. The primary charge was one of rape in which he was acquitted. As a result of this charge of failing to appear he was sentenced to three years imprisonment. The appellant argued that the sentence was excessive and the Appeal Judges at the High Court in Edinburgh agreed. The appellant had an extensive record but none of the matters were of a solemn nature.