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Thursday 24 August 2006

How will Spain view this Scottish court ruling?

Sheriff James Smith, sitting at Kirkcudbright Sheriff Court, has ruled that provided a 19 year old delinquent, Trevor Scott, provide documentary proof that he has been out of Scotland on a pre-arranged family holiday in Spain for two weeks, he will grant bail and delay imposition of a 'restriction of liberty order', of which four have already been imposed on him in the past year.

Just what does a delinquent have to do in Scotland today for our courts to impose punishment rather than a reward? And how does the good Sheriff imagine his cavalier attitude toward another country will be viewed there, even one as tolerant as Spain?

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