Oct 14 2008
A teenage soldier who killed an Army friend in a high speed race in Midlothian has been given four years' detention.
Stephen Jackson, 18, had only passed his driving test a month earlier when he hit a lamp post near Penicuik, killing passenger Scott Wilson, 20.
The driver of the second car in the race, 19-year-old apprentice electrician James Craig was detained for eight months. Jackson, who was 17 at the time, was on a trip from Glencorse Barracks to buy cigarettes with his friend on January 5 when he began racing with Craig.