Teen who set fire to friend in sheep outfit appeals against sentence

A teenager is challenging his sentence of 18 months detention for a prank that left a friend requiring extensive skin graft operations.

Jamie Mackintosh set fire to a sheep costume worn by Laurie Meddle, 18, at a Halloween fancy dress party for Dingwall Academy pupils last year.

Mackintosh, 18, was sentenced at Dingwall Sheriff Court in October.

His lawyers have lodged a challenge with appeal judges, claiming 18 months was too harsh for a first offender.

Mackintosh, who had pled guilty to culpable and reckless conduct, is due back at the High Court in Edinburgh on 11 December.

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