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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.

PF v Zackary Ramsay Welsh

Friday, 13 October, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the Sheriff Court in Edinburgh today Sheriff Donald Corke sentenced Zackary Welsh to six months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to leaving a threatening and abusive voicemail message for Lucy Frazer QC MP at her constituency office. On sentencing, Sheriff Corke made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Robert Michael John Simmons

Wednesday, 11 October, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At Lerwick Sheriff Court today, 11 October 2017, Sheriff Philip Mann sentenced Robert Simmons to two years and eight months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to domestic abuse offences.

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HMA v Kevin Power

Tuesday, 10 October, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today Judge Hughes sentenced Kevin Power to a total of eight years and six months imprisonment together with an extended sentence of eighteen months after he was found guilty of being involved in the supply of a controlled drug, assault, demanding money and attempted extortion. On sentencing Judge Hughes made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Shaun Inglis

Tuesday, 10 October, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Shaun Inglis to six years and six months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to the attempted murder of two people. On sentencing Lord Boyd made the following statement in court:

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HMA v Gary Smith

Monday, 9 October, 2017
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh today Judge Hughes sentenced Gary Smith to life imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to a charge of murder. On sentencing Judge Hughes made the following statement in court:

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