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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 Linsey Cotton

Thursday, 8 October, 2015
Sentencing Statements

Today, at Paisley Sheriff Court, Sheriff Robert Fife sentenced Linsey Cotton to three years imprisonment after she pled guilty to fraud.

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HMA v Ralston Vint Graham

Wednesday, 7 October, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At Dumfries Sheriff Court on 7 October 2015, Sheriff Jamieson sentenced Ralston Vint Graham to 12 months imprisonment after the accused was convicted of sexual offences against two girls.

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HMA v James MacIver

Wednesday, 7 October, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 7 October 2015, Lord Uist sentenced James MacIver to six years imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of heroin.

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HMA v Daniel Ritchie

Thursday, 1 October, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 1 October 2015, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Daniel Ritchie three years and nine months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to causing the death of Greg Anderson by dangerous driving.

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HMA v James Jackson Inglis

Wednesday, 30 September, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 30 September 2015, Lord Pentland imposed an extended sentence of 12 years imprisonment on James Inglis after the accused was found guilty of rape and sexual assault. The custodial term will be nine years, followed by an extension period of three years on licence.

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