Commenting on the sentencing of James Wright for the murder of Craig McClelland, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur said:
"This was a barbaric killing. It is impossible to measure the hurt it has caused.
"Both the victim's family and the public, whom he was allowed to walk among, deserve to know the grounds on which James Wright was released, and why he was not tracked down and returned to prison when he broke the rules. Was there a warrant out for his arrest?"