Moray pensioner mistaken for sex offender dies

A MORAY pensioner who suffered “catastrophic” injuries in an attack a year ago after his assailants mistakenly thought he was on the sex offenders’ register has died, police have revealed

The . Picture: Police Scotland

• Moray pensioner assaulted by two men after being mistaken for sex offender has died

• James Robson, 66, died last month, Aberdeen division of Police Scotland confirm

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In March of this year Garry Munro, 31, and his stepson Reece Kray, 17, from Portknockie, Moray, were sentenced to a total of 13 years for attempting to murder 66-year-old James Robson at his home in Blantyre Terrace, Buckie, on 10 July last year.

Their trial at the High Court in Aberdeen was told that Mr Robson had no sexual criminal convictions and was not on the sex offenders’ register.

Munro was sentenced to nine years imprisonment for the attempted murder of Mr Robson, while Kray was sentenced to four years detention.

A spokesman for the Aberdeen Division of Police Scotland said today: “Police Scotland can confirm that James Robson, who was assaulted in Buckie on 10 July, 2012, died on 15 June 2013. “

He continued: “A post mortem examination has been carried out to establish the cause of death and two men, aged 31 and 17, have now been charged in connection with the death. A report has been submitted to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service. As the matter is now the subject of active Court proceedings, Police Scotland can make no further comment at this stage.”

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