A detective who investigated the latest brutal attack by convicted murderer Robbie McIntosh has said the brute “must now face the consequences of his terrible actions.”
McIntosh was sentenced to five years in jail and placed on a lifelong restriction order at the High Court in Aberdeen today.
He previously admitted attacking Linda McDonald at Templeton Woods last summer by striking her repeatedly with a dumbbell.
The 32-year-old was previously put on a life sentence for the murder of Anne Nicoll on Dundee Law in 2002. He was then aged just 16.
Detective Inspector Tom Leonard “welcomed” today’s sentencing.
He said: “This was a traumatic and thankfully rare incident and I would like to pay tribute to and thank Linda MacDonald for her strength and support throughout this investigation. The assault was a terrifying ordeal for both Linda and her family.
“I would also link to thank the members of the public who, without hesitation, came to the assistance of Linda during the incident.
“Thanks to information obtained from the public at the scene, officers quickly identified a man matching the description of the suspect and therefore led to a swift arrest being made.
“We welcome the sentencing today and Robbie McIntosh must now face the consequences of his terrible actions.”
We’ll have more on this in tonight’s Evening Telegraph.