World’s End killer Angus Sinclair appeal heard

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WORLD’S End killer Angus Sinclair has had his appeal against the length of sentence he was handed for the 1977 murder of two teenage girls heard.

Sinclair, 70, was jailed for life and told to serve a minimum of 37 years after a jury last year found him guilty of killing Christine Eadie and Helen Scott.

It is the longest sentence ever imposed by a Scottish court. The conviction also made legal history as his retrial was the first to take place following changes made in 2011 to the centuries-old double jeopardy principle, which prevented a person being tried twice for the same crime. The appeal was heard by Lady Paton, sitting with Lady Clark of Calton and Lord Malcolm. A judgement will be issued later.