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Prison release for 1960s River Don poacher Stan Murray

A 78-year-old man from Aberdeen who was jailed for breaching a court order dating back four decades has been released from prison.

Stanley Murray was banned from a section of the River Don in 1968 for poaching.

In recent years he had been campaigning for the order to be lifted so that he could walk along the river.

He spent eight nights in Craiginches jail. The prison service said it did not comment on individual prisoners.

Murray was jailed for three months at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on 23 September after admitting breaking the 43-year-old interdict.

The decision to send him to prison was criticised by North East Labour MSP Richard Baker, who said a jail term was not appropriate.

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