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Jack Mallon jailed for murder in South Queensferry

Jack Mallon and Charlene Wilson Image copyright Police scotland
Image caption Jack Mallon was jailed for 19 years and his former girlfriend Charlene Wilson for nine years

A man has been jailed for at least 19 years for stabbing to death a joiner in South Queensferry.

Jack Mallon, 47, was given a life sentence for the murder of Jordan MacKay, 20, outside a bar.

Mallon's now ex-girlfriend, Charlene Wilson, 37 - who had summoned him to the pub following a row - was jailed for nine years for culpable homicide.

The pair had both denied murdering Mr MacKay, from Kirkliston, in the attack at The Loan on 13 July 2013.

Johanna Johnston QC told Wilson: "You threatened to get Jack Mallon. You phoned Jack Mallon and summoned him to carry out serious violence and serious injury and that is what happened."

A judge told Wilson at the High Court in Edinburgh her behaviour was "the trigger" for the attack after she had acted in a drunken and aggressive manner.

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Image caption Jordan MacKay, from Kirkliston, was stabbed in the neck

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