Letter: Not proven explanation

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Sir,

The Courier as a local paper should deliver all news in a fair and unbiased manner.

I felt compelled to write that the reporting style of the sexual assault on a woman, gave her no voice whatsoever.

When an assault of this nature is reported to the police, it is the decision of the procurator fiscal whether or not there is enough evidence to prosecute and in this case, that was the decision.

The not proven verdict in Scottish law suggests a jury believes the accused is guilty but guilt cannot be proven beyond reasonable doubt, facts that should have been included in the reporter’s account.

What a brave young girl to have come forward.

John Paterson,

Springburn Rd,

Glasgow.