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Fatal Accident Inquiries

A Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) is held following a death in the workplace or in cases which give rise to reasonable suspicion. These are usually held in the sheriff court, but may be held in other premises where appropriate. We publish summaries of some FAIs, particularly in cases where there is wider public interest. The summaries provide details of the case, the main findings of the inquiry and a link to the sheriff's full determination. 

For a full list of all fatal accident inquiry determinations published on the SCTS website click here.

HMA v Ian David Cargill

Monday, 18 December, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (18 December 2017) Lord Woolman fined Ian Cargill a total of £900 after the accused pled guilty to being in possession of a revolver and ammunition, contrary to the Firearms Act. On sentencing Lord Woolman made the following statement in court:

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HMA v George Stewart

Friday, 15 December, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today (15 December 2017) Lord Summers sentenced George Stewart to five years and four months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to attempted murder and assault to severe injury. On sentencing Lord Summers made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Michael Stuart

Tuesday, 12 December, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (12 December 2017) Lady Scott sentenced Michael Stuart to a total of eight years imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of rape and assault offences. On sentencing Lady Scott made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Duncan Burns

Tuesday, 12 December, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today (12 December 2017) Lord Mulholland sentenced Duncan Burns to five years imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of rape. On sentencing Lord Mulholland made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Tomas Gulbinavicius and Janis Karajevs

Friday, 8 December, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (8 December 2017) Lord Uist sentenced Tomas Gulbinavicius and Janis Karajevs to life imprisonment (punishment part 13 years and 14 years respectively) after the accused were found guilty of murder. On sentencing Lord Uist made the following statement in court:

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