Criminal evidence and procedure – Sentencing. High Court of Justiciary: Refusing appeals against their convictions and sentences by three appellants who were convicted of assault to severe injury, abduction and robbery, the court rejected contentions that there was insufficient evidence of antecedent concert and that the trial judge's directions on mixed statements were inadequate, and held that the judge was correct to conclude that the only basis for distinguishing between the appellants was by comparing their criminal records and that he could not be faulted in his selection of appropriate periods of incarceration.