Malicious Conviction

On 17 November 1997, Daniel Quinn was convicted of five offences. In the eyes of the authorities, this warranted the theft of the entire herd of cattle from Powhillon farm, the imposition of fines totalling £3700 and his disqualification from having custody of farm animals for three years. The charges also resulted in notoriety for Daniel Quinn in the media, in particular Border Television, paraphrasing the proceedings and outcome by stating that he had been convicted of having one of the most emaciated herds in Scotland.