John Docherty,  who was jailed for life for brutally murdering a Greenock teenager 28 years ago is to appeal against his sentence.

John Docherty, who is now 50 years of age from Dunoon, Argyll, Scotland was convicted for a minimum of 21 years for killing Elaine Doyle who was only 16 years old.

In 1986 Elaine’s body was found brutally murdered close to her parents house in Greenock in the Inverclyde area.

It has now emerged that his lawyer has lodged papers with court officials in Edinburgh to begin an appeal on his sentence.

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