Boxing promoter Barry Hughes is freed from jail following appeal

BOXING promoter Barry Hughes could be home to celebrate the birth of his fifth child.

Loading Comments

Hughes, who was jailed for mortgage fraud, was yesterday freed from prison after appealing his 43-month sentence at the High Court in Edinburgh.

The entrepreneur, whose wife is expecting their fifth child, may now be able to be at the birth of their baby.

He was jailed for 43 months last month by sheriff Alan Mackenzie after he pleaded guilty to fraudulently getting his hands on £1,287,955 for two mortgages.


Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.


Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email
Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You Couldn't Make This Up

Revenge, a dish best served up all chewy.

Times Out



Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Columnist Michelle McManus is Sussed in the City, and loves to chat about anything and everything.

A weekly round up of social highlights

A weekly round up of social highlights

Cat's Eyes on Glasgow

My baby news, the Sound of Music and scran at the Scullery.

Gail’s Gab

Gail’s Gab

Gail Sheridan is a mother-of-one and wife to Tommy and she likes to get political with the hot topic of the week in her column Gail’s Gab.