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Jail for Buckfast bottle killers

Two teenagers have been jailed for a total of 13-and-a-half years after they killed a man in a drink-fuelled attack.

Jack Wilde, 24, was repeatedly kicked and hit with a Buckfast wine bottle after a gang of youths knocked him to the ground in Glenrothes, Fife.

The victim had been challenged to a “square go” when he encountered the youths at the Glenwood Shopping Centre.

At the High Court in Edinburgh, Robert McKay and Andrew Irvine had earlier admitted a culpable homicide charge.

The judge Lady Dorrian told the pair: “It is a despicable offence. The only way I can deal with both of you is by a custodial sentence.”

They each faced nine years’ detention for the crime, but their sentences were cut to six years and nine months following their guilty pleas.

Full story at BBC Scotland News.

Buckfast Tonic Wine is made by the Roman Catholic Community of Benedictine monks at Buckfast Abbey in Devon, and sold by J. Chandler & Co (Buckfast) Ltd of Andover. Thanks, guys.

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