Man faces jail for throwing petrol on girlfriend’s killer

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A MAN who threw petrol over his girlfriend’s killer and tried to set him on fire outside court has been jailed for three years.

Allister Gibb poured the flammable liquid over murderer Robert Chalmers near the High Court in Edinburgh.

Gibb, 32, had sought revenge on the day Chalmers was convicted of the 2008 murder of 24-year-old Samantha Wright, whose body was dumped in a wheelie bin.

Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard how feelings of anger and hatred towards Chalmers had dominated Gibb’s behaviour.

Gibb, of Calder Crescent, Edinburgh, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to a charge of assault, endangering the lives of Chalmers and Reliance security officers Alan Simpson and Kevin McDonagh on May 12 this year.

Sheriff Stephen Arthurson QC said Gibb had “shown a disregard for the welfare of others” and he had to impose a sentence of punishment and deterrence.