Teen who set fire to friend in sheep outfit appeals against sentence
- 14 November 2013
- From the section Highlands & Islands
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.