In UK Man jailed for four years for killing drinker in Aberdeen street

An man has been jailed for four years for killing a fellow street drinker after punching him in a drunken scuffle close to Aberdeen Maritime Museum.

  • Published:
Francis Thomson, known also as McPhee play

Francis Thomson, known also as McPhee

24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Francis Thomson, known also as McPhee, was convicted yesterday at a High Court of causing the death of Scott Ashton, who smashed his head off the cobbles in Shiprow during the fight.

RELATED ARTICLES

The 44-year-old was rushed to hospital by ambulance, but he was left unattended for hours before he was seen by a doctor.

His condition rapidly deteriorated and Mr Ashton had to undergo emergency surgery after medics discovered he was suffering from a bleed to the brain.

Despite the operation being hailed a success, Mr Ashton died in hospital three days later after having suffered from pneumonia.

Doctors believe this was caused by him being placed on a ventilator to help him breathe following the surgery.

Thomson had been on trial over the course of the last two weeks having denied the charge of culpable homicide against him.

He claimed that the punch he threw at Mr Ashton’s face, which sent him stumbling backwards onto the hard street, was in self defence having been hit first.

However a jury of nine women and six men took an hour and 15 minutes to find him guilty by majority.

The judge said that he did not know what caused the fight that day but he accepted Thomson had shown genuine remorse for his actions which he would now have to live with for the rest of his life.

He backdated his four year sentence to October last year when he was first remanded in custody.

 

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Wonder Shall Never End Man flogs girlfriend Live Online for texting...bullet
2 Murder Trial House boy who murdered boss and set his body on fire remandedbullet
3 Manslaughter Charge Fake doctor jailed for injecting women's...bullet
4 In Koforidua Security man absconds with bank’s cashbullet
5 In Enugu Peace Mass Transit involved in accident caused by cowsbullet
6 Achimota Rubbish collector standing trial for raping paralysed...bullet
7 Broken Home "My wife’s 3 months’ pregnancy belongs to...bullet
8 Brave Heart Woman saves husband from Crocodile's jawsbullet
9 In Czech Republic Hackers install child porn on...bullet
10 In Singapore Couple jailed for starving Filipino...bullet

Top Videos

1 Neoplan Station Scary! Snakes found in kumasi busbullet
2 Video Angry pigs eat giant PYTHONbullet
3 Road Sex Man filmed having sex with road at a car parkbullet
4 In China Cheating husband force to wear pad, bra as punishmentbullet
5 Pulse TV Street Talk A heavy or light breakfast; Ghanaians...bullet
6 In Taiwan 50 pole dancers on Jeeps escort politician’s funeral...bullet
7 Video The horrifying moment lion attacks and kills handler...bullet
8 Drug Use Five unusual ways Ghanaians use weedbullet
9 Video Man goes swimming naked; fish bites his penisbullet

Filla