Thursday, 29 July 2010

Marchhall owner not guilty of assault

William Preston, owner of the Ceilidh-Donia guest house in Marchhall Crescent was found not guilty of the serious assault charge libelled by a jury at Edinburgh Sheriff Court yesterday.  He was, however, convicted of a breach of the peace and threatening to kill police and medical staff on 24th August last year in the Royal Infirmary in the aftermath of the incident at the bed and breakfast.   Reports of the trial over three days can be found here and here and here.   Sentence has been deferred for background reports.

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