Criminal law – Cumulative or alternative charges. High Court of Justiciary: Refusing appeals against conviction by two appellants who were each convicted of a charge of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner and a charge of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, the court rejected contentions that the convictions on both charges gave rise to double jeopardy, the same evidence being founded upon by the Crown on both charges, that convicting the appellants of both charges resulted in contradictory verdicts, and that the prosecutor should have libelled different charges.