Man convicted of Cousland murder

Police Scotland has released a statement following the conviction of Jordan Dickson for a murder in Midlothian.

Friday, 3rd December 2021, 2:36 pm
Updated Friday, 3rd December 2021, 2:41 pm
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The 25-year-old pleaded guilty to murdering Craig Sneddon (42), at the High Court in Glasgow today (Friday, December 3).

He has been sentenced to 19 years imprisonment.

The incident happened on Sunday, 17 January, 2021 on a pathway close to Cousland near Dalkeith.

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Speaking about the crime, Detective Chief Inspector Bryan Burns said: “Jordan Dickson subjected Craig Sneddon to a brutal attack which ultimately resulted in his death.

“He has now admitted his responsibility for this and will face the consequences of his actions.

“Our thoughts are with Mr Sneddon’s family and friends at this time. We hope that the conclusion of this case brings at least a degree of closure for them.”​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​