Fatal crash inquiry
A fatal accident inquiry has been set to take place into the death of a man after a crash on the A75.
Fifty-five-year-old carer James Penny, of Port Street, Dalbeattie, was travelling west near Haugh of Urr, when his car was involved in a collision with an east bound van.
Mr Penny, who worked for Dumfries and Galloway Council, died from his injuries shortly after the accident in February last year.
The inquiry will take place at Dumfries Sheriff Court at the beginning of October. A 60-year-old Castle Douglas man who had indecent images of children on his computer has been placed on the sex offender’s register by the sheriff at Dumfries.
Allan Craig, of the town’s Gardenhill Drive, will be told the period it will span when he appears for sentence in six weeks’time following the preparation of background reports.
Craig admitted committing the offence between October 17 and November 22 last year.
Fiscal depute Jennifer McGill said the images were in three different categories with the total being 46.