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ATM raids gang member Robin Vaughan has sentence cut

Police at scene
Image caption A Bieldside store was targeted

A Liverpool man jailed for taking part in raids on cash machines in the north east of Scotland has had his prison sentence cut by a year.

Robin Vaughan, 43, was originally sentenced to 11 years in August.

He admitted blowing up ATMs in New Deer and Bieldside. He also admitted trying to force open the ATM in Mintlaw.

The Court of Criminal Appeal heard the sentencing judge was wrong when she said Vaughan had been out of prison on licence at the time of the offences.

Fellow members of the Liverpudlian gang, Kevin Schruyers, 42, and Joseph McHale, 38, were jailed for 13 years and 12 years and six months respectively.

The raids netted more than £130,000.

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