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David Leighton's case heads to Supreme Court this week

David Leighton heads to the Supreme Court this week as Carstair's inmate goes to Supreme Court to win right to smoke in the State Hospital.

A PATIENT at Scotland's high-security state psychiatric hospital, Carstairs, is heading to the Supreme Court this week to try and overturn the facility's blanket smoking ban.

Charles McCann's legal battle with the authorities will reach the highest court in the land on Tuesday as he seeks a ruling allowing him to smoke at the state hospital.

McCann, who suffers from schizophrenia, has been kept in a secure unit since 1995 after being prosecuted for offences including breach of the peace.

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