Cases not proven, sheriff rules

Campbeltown Sheriff Court.
Campbeltown Sheriff Court.

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A 31-year-old man walked free from Campbeltown Sheriff Court last week; at the end of his trial Sheriff Patrick Hughes said the evidence he had heard had not satisfied him beyond reasonable doubt.

Peter Gamble, of 4 Lady Mary Row, denied five charges against him following an incident in the town’s Bolgam Street on March 12 this year.

The crown accepted his plea of not guilty to three of the charges and the court heard evidence of the other two, of assaulting a man to his injury and being in possession of an offensive weapon, in this case a jack handle.

As he handed down his verdict of not proven, the sheriff said that there were instances of substantial discrepancies in the evidence given by witnesses.