Firearms revocation hearing(October 30, 2007)
On an invitation from Chief Superintendent Laurie Stewart, this webiste attended a hearing of Alistair Currie versus The Chief Constable. The hearing was held at the North Tower at Inverness Sheriff Court.
This was the second day of the hearing before Sheriff A. L. MacFadyen. Proceedings got off to a poor start when paperwork had been mislaid and the Sheriff had to rise and go to another court building to retrieve it.
Mr Currie gave evidence quietly and politely and made every effort to answer questions honestly and in some detail. Mr Tudhope, solicitor for the Chief Constable was being instructed by Norman Macleod, a civilian and also the firearms manager at Northern Constabulary. This website was asked very courteously by the Sheriff not to take any further notes. This website complied with his Lordship's request.
Most of the questions asked by Mr Tuhope who went on an on, related to whether or not Mr Currie drank two or three cans of lager and if he did so, was he alone at that time. Various other documents were produced and Mr Currie once again answered the questions put to him clearly. Mr Currie had as a witness, Mr John Ormiston RFD No 3, a former employer of Mr Currie. Mr Ormiston is well known in field sports and has been Chairman of Holland & Holland and presently works in association with the Berretta Gallery, Pall Mall, London.
Chief Superintendent Lauire Stewart told this website yesterday that he was a "stand by" witness, ready and able to put the boot in if required.
The hearing continues...