The trial against a Western Isles trawler skipper accused of human trafficking has collapsed

Alex Murray, 49, was accused of exploiting two Ghanaian nationals aboard the Stornoway-based Astra III. The Lewis man also faced three charges relating to the safety of the prawn fishing boat. But the case at Stornoway Sheriff Court was abandoned on Thursday after just two days of evidence. The case went on the rocks after a supposed victim embraced and kissed Mr Murray in the courtroom. Read the rest here 13:54

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