A man has been convicted of murdering a dad following an incident in Midlothian earlier this year.
At the High Court in Glasgow today Jordan Dickson pleaded guilty to murdering Craig Sneddon, 42.
The 25-year-old was jailed for 19 years.
Mr Sneddon’s body was found on land off Hadfast Road in the Midlothian village around 9.20am on Sunday 17 January.
Today Detective Chief Inspector, Bryan Burns, said: “Jordan Dickson subjected Craig Sneddon to a brutal attack which ultimately resulted in his death.
“He has now admitted his responsibility for this and will face the consequences of his actions.
“Our thoughts are with Mr Sneddon’s family and friends at this time. We hope that the conclusion of this case brings at least a degree of closure for them.”