Edinburgh crime: 8 criminals handed sentences in March at Edinburgh's courts - in pictures

Criminals who were sentenced at Edinburgh’s courts in March

Edinburgh’s courts dished out sentences in February for crimes including sending child abuse images, assaulting animals, sexual assaults and murder. Daniel Gauld, 25, was found guilty following a trial at the High Court in Edinburgh for the murder of 62-year-old Douglas Struthers who he attacked at his home in Bo'ness in September 2022.

Gary Yuill, 45, of Wallyford, East Lothian, was sentenced to 12 years in prison at the High Court in Edinburgh after previously being found guilty by a jury of 21 offences, which included nine counts of rape.  The offences were committed against four women in Haddington, Dunbar, Wallyford, and Edinburgh between 2004 and 2021. 

And, a retired private school teacher who sexually assaulted two young sisters escaped a jail sentence. Paul Carline, 79, - dubbed “Pervy Paul” by one of his victims - targeted the pair when they were aged between five and 12 years old by exposing himself and making vile sexual comments to them. Carline was sentenced to wear an electronic tag and stay within his home between 7pm and 7am for the next 12 months. He will be supervised and was placed on the Sex Offenders Register for three years.

While, an American airline pilot who was found to have alcohol in his system less than two hours before he was due to fly hundreds of passengers from Edinburgh to New York was jailed for 10 months.

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