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15-Mar-11, 13:19
Pair accused of former death penalty offence

TWO Wick men are facing an unusual charge, which, until 1887, carried the death penalty.
Gary Macalpine, 21, and 19-year-old Aaron Newlands were accused of the historic Scots crime of hamesucken (hamesucken) an aggravated crime where a person is assaulted in their home by person or persons who have forced entry as is the allegation in this case.
The two men appeared on petition in private at Wick Sheriff Court today. They made no plea or declaration and were released on bail, by Sheriff Andrew Berry, pending further inquiry. The offence is alleged to have taken place at a house in Wick on Sunday.