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Dealer who torched his business is sentenced

The Edinburgh motorcycle dealer who torched his business has been sentenced. Ian Murray was given a Restricted Liberty Order for nine months and a Community Payback Order for 225 hours. A Restricted Liberty Order is basically a curfew, in this case between 8pm and 6am and will last for nine months. It involves tagging and monitoring by security services company G4S.

The Community Payback Order involves unpaid work in the community and in this case the order will last for 18 months.

Sentencing took place at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on 21 June.

Murray had pleaded guilty on 6 March to deliberately setting fire to the building at Bilston Glen Industrial Estate, in Edinburgh, on 22 October, 2017, destroying 15 motorcycles and causing damage of around £50,000.

The business was just one of two Royal Enfield franchises in Scotland, sold Watsonian sidecars and second hand bikes, and had been operating as an independent, satellite Ducati Service Centre on behalf of Ducati Glasgow, although there was no connection between the two businesses.

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