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Teenager jailed for sheriff petrol bomb threat has sentence cut

A teenager jailed for claiming she was going to petrol bomb a sheriff's home has had her sentence cut.

Stephanie Stewart, 19, was detained for 26 months for the threat against Sheriff Susan Raeburn, who presides over the court in Elgin, Moray.

She was sentenced at Inverness Sheriff Court in October last year after admitting threatening behaviour.

Judges at the Court of Criminal Appeal in Edinburgh said it was excessive and cut her custodial term to 18 months.

Stewart had been arrested for threatening behaviour at Dr Gray's Hospital in Elgin.

Sheriff David Sutherland had said her threat was "an attack on our system of justice".

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