Iqbal v HM Advocate

Criminal evidence – Attempted murder by fire-bombing – Unreasonable verdict. High Court of Justiciary: Refusing appeals against conviction and sentence by an appellant who was convicted of two charges of attempted murder by fire-bombing two houses, the court rejected a contention that no reasonable jury, properly directed, could have returned verdicts of guilt against the appellant on the evidence presented, holding that there was a cogent framework of evidence that the jury were entitled to accept as credible and reliable and which entitled them to return the verdicts of guilty, and that the sentence of 16 years' imprisonment imposed for multiple attempted murders was not excessive.

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