§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
Miss Brown was arrested upon a warrant issued by the sheriff at Kirkcaldy768W in relation to certain road traffic offences, and escorted by the police from Redcar to Kirkcaldy to answer the charges against her. It was then discovered, however, that her case had already been dealt with. Miss Brown had earlier been fined. The warrant should have been withdrawn on that previous occasion. Miss Brown was accordingly released without any further appearance in court.
The procurator fiscal at Kirkcaldy has written to Miss Brown's solicitors, apologising for the error. He paid all the expenses of her unnecessary appearance, and the Crown Office has accepted that compensation should be paid.