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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 Gary Crossan

Monday, 6 November, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today (6 November 2017) Lord Matthews sentenced Gary Crossan to life imprisonment (punishment part 14 years) after the accused was found guilty of murder. On sentencing Lord Matthews made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Adrian Dryburgh Hynd

Monday, 30 October, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Glasgow today (30 October 2017) Lord Ericht sentenced Adrian Hynd to life imprisonment (punishment part 18 years) after the accused was found guilty of murder. On sentencing Lord Ericht made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Hooman Sojoodi, Sanchez Facey, Glen Elamo, Arnold Mukueto

Friday, 27 October, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (27 October 2017) Lady Carmichael sentenced Hooman Sojoodi, Sanchez Facey, Glen Alamo and Arnold Mukueto to a total of 28 years and six months imprisonment after the accused were found guilty of illegal detention, assault and accessing their victim's bank account via his computer. On sentencing Lady Carmichael made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Slawomir Lipinski

Wednesday, 25 October, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (25 October 2017) Lord Pentland sentenced Slawomir Lipinski to nine years imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to attempted murder. On sentencing Lord Pentland made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Ian McAllister Gordon

Tuesday, 24 October, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today (24 October 2017) Lord Arthurson sentenced Ian Gordon to three years and four months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to the culpable homicide of his terminally ill wife Patricia. On sentencing Lord Arthurson made the following statement in court:

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