Torcher Teens Sentenced

The two teenagers who injured people at the annual Torcher parade in Aberdeen when the motorcycle they were driving crashed into spectators of the event have been sentenced.

17 year old Lewis Westlake-Tritton was at the controls of the bike and earlier admitted to driving the bike erratically.

Graeme Hunter, 18, was found guilty of culpable and reckless conduct, at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.

In sentencing the two teenagers to a period of detention at Aberdeen Sheriff Court, Sheriff Graeme Buchanon said:

It was absolutely clear that an accident of some kind was inevitable.

As a result of this accident, a number of people suffered serious injuries which are likely to cause them difficulties for a lengthy period of time.

There is really no alternative for me other than impose a custodial sentence.

Each was sentenced to a period of 5 years detention.

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