Petition set-up to appeal Gorebridge assault sentence

Angus Gallagher was brutally assaulted in Newtongrange on October 26th 2014.

Angus Gallagher was brutally assaulted in Newtongrange on October 26th 2014.

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An online petition is calling on the Scottish Government to intervene in the case of Brian Ramsay who savagely attacked a good samaritan.

Angus Gallagher (18) from Newtongrange suffered 13 cranial fractures, three broken fingers, fractured ribs and a damaged ear drum after he tried to help Ramsay who was lying on the ground at a petrol station at Newtonloan Toll in October.

Immediately after the 24-year-old was sentenced to 18 months in prison two weeks ago, the ‘Brian Ramsay Deserves 10 years in Jail’ petition was set-up and had more than 3,000 signatures within a week.

The petition states: “We the undersigned think that 18 months for this brutal attack is not long enough.

“The attack was attempted murder and the sentence should be reconsidered.

“We call on the Scottish Government to intervene.”

A Scottish Government spokesperson said: “It is for the Appeal Court to determine if the conviction or sentence is inappropriate in all the circumstances”

A Crown Office spokesperson said: “We note the decision of the court. The Crown is considering whether there are any grounds for lodging an appeal against this sentence.”

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