Sangster and Sangster v HM Advocate

Criminal evidence and procedure – Sufficiency of evidence – Identification evidence – Unreasonable verdict. High Court of Justiciary: Refusing appeals by a father and son who were convicted of attempted murder, the complainer having positively identified them and his girlfriend having identified them as participants in the assault in a statement to the police but not having adopted the identifications in evidence, the court held that there was sufficient evidence to prove that each of appellants participated in the assault as evidence of identification by the complainer's girlfriend at identification parades involving the appellants was available as corroboration of the complainer's identification, and it could not be said that no reasonable jury could have found the second appellant guilty relying on the complainer's girlfriend's evidence, when that evidence was examined in the light of the other evidence in the case.

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