Stewart Dickson has expressed his disappointment at the verdict reached in the Eddie Girvan court case, questioning the breakdown of the sentence.
Mr Dickson commented: “While obviously I am not privy to all the information the Judge had in coming to this decision, from the outside looking in it does appear the sentence does not match the crime committed.
"The Attorney General has a responsibility to ensure the letter of the law is upheld and to review sentences where he sees fit. On the surface this sentence may fall into that category.
"The Justice system not only has a duty to deliver justice for the victim and his family, but also to take steps to rehabilitate the offender, which also makes me question the breakdown of the sentence, especially with psychology and drug rehabilitation services in prisons under strain.”
Stewart Dickson MLA