A sheriff yesterday told of her fears for a teenager whose Muslim dad pulled a knife on her – but let him walk free.

Valerie Johnston said her instinct was to send Regime Ahmmad to prison but added that her hands were tied over how long she could jail him for.

She said Ahmmad, 49, would be "released in a very short period of time due to the system that operates" and said that offered little future protection to his daughter Shyvonne, 18.

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