Drive-by assault case dropped

By Stephen Christie

Published: 16/12/2009

THREE men accused of a series of drive-by style assaults in the north-east walked free from court yesterday.

Scott Hughes, 22, and 18-year-olds Alexander Burke and Mathew McPhee went on trial at Aberdeen Sheriff Court over four alleged incidents in and around the city on April 7 this year.

One of the charges alleged that a member of the group hung out of the front passenger window of a vehicle they were in and assaulted a passer-by. Another claimed the men drove towards a man on a bicycle, forcing him against a wall and injuring him.

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