Case archive



Man found with indecent images of children loses appeal against conviction

A man who was found in possession of indecent images of children and convicted of offences under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 has had his appeal against conviction refused.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 24 September 2020

‘Pick-up artist’ wins appeal against convictions for threatening and abusive behaviour

A self-styled “pick-up artist” who was convicted of five minor sexual assault charges has succeeded in quashing all five convictions on appeal. 

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 22 September 2020

Teen who committed knife assault in Edinburgh has sentence reduced

A teenager who was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment after committing an assault with a knife has had his sentence reduced by eight months on appeal. 

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 27 August 2020

Man who pursued and intimidated two women in vehicle loses appeal against conviction

A man who was found guilty of pursuing two sisters in a car and striking their vehicle with a scythe whilst subject to an undertaking to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court has had his appeal against conviction refused.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 24 August 2020

Man who permanently disfigured another loses appeal against attempted murder conviction

A man who was tried alongside his brother for attempted murder and assault has failed to appeal his conviction in the Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary. 

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 10 August 2020

Historic sex offender loses appeal against conviction and sentence

A man who was convicted of historical lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour between 1983 and 1987 has had his appeal against conviction and sentence refused.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 7 August 2020

Romanian grandmother wins appeal against extradition for shoplifting

A Romanian national has succeeded in appealing an extradition order that would have seen her returned to Romania to serve a 13-month prison sentence for a conviction of aggravated theft.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 6 August 2020

Aberdeenshire man has murder sentence reduced

A man convicted of murdering a man in Turiff, Aberdeenshire, has had the punishment part of his sentence reduced on appeal to the High Court of Justiciary.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 10 July 2020

High Court refuses appeal of man convicted of assaulting a baby

The Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary has refused an appeal against conviction by a man convicted of assaulting his baby daughter between May and July 2017.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 30 June 2020

High Court rules dual-purpose items can be considered disguised firearms

The High Court of Justiciary has ruled that the incorporation of a firearm into a dual-purpose object does not mean that it cannot be regarded as “disguised as another object” under section 5(1A)(a) of the Firearms Act 1968.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 22 June 2020

High Court allows appeal against conviction for rape and indecent assault

The High Court of Justiciary has allowed an appeal against conviction for charges of rape and indecent assault on the ground that the two charges were too materially different to mutually corroborate one another.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 19 June 2020

COVID-19: Man who deliberately coughed in faces of police officers has sentence increased

A Crown appeal against the leniency of the sentence of a man who pled guilty to deliberately coughing in the faces of two police officers and thus recklessly endangering their lives has resulted in the total sentence being increased by nine months.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 18 June 2020

Aberdeenshire man who participated in multiple robberies whilst on bail loses appeal against conviction

A man who was convicted of attacking and robbing two men in Aberdeenshire while he was on bail has had his appeal against the convictions refused.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 12 June 2020

Inner House refuses alleged fraudster’s extradition appeal

A Scottish man who is the subject of an extradition request by the US government has failed in his challenge of a sheriff’s decision to grant permission for the extradition to go ahead.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 5 June 2020

High Court rejects appeal of man convicted in 'distressing' sexual assault trial

A man who was sentenced to 27 months’ imprisonment for sexually assaulting a woman has had his appeal against conviction refused by the Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 4 June 2020