Arthur Duncan, who was convicted for the rape and murder of 22 year old Linda Bull in Andover in 1970, is seeking compensation after claiming his human rights were breached.
Duncan, who was an 18-year-old soldier in the Royal Artillery when he was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment, claims that he has been “deprived of any real opportunity within the prison environment for rehabilitation” thus depriving him of the chance of parole.
Reviewing the matter, Lord Glennie said “there was no proper opportunity of access to any rehabilitation programmes from about April 2007 until about July 2013, a period of some six years“.
He added that whilst the judgement was not final, he has ordered a hearing as there was a “prima facie case” to be answered for.
Duncan, originally from Aberdeen, is serving his sentence at HM Prison Glenochil.
To read the full review, click here.