Jailed gunman’s appeal bid
One of the north-east’s most notorious criminals is launching a legal bid for freedom – claiming crucial evidence which would have cleared him was “withheld” at his trial.
Paul Macklin was jailed for 10 years in 2003 after a High Court jury convicted him of pointing a gun at Grampian Police officers.
Last night, his lawyer confirmed that, despite having less than a year left to serve, the former public schoolboy is about to mount an appeal against his conviction.
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