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Man jailed for murdering sister in St Andrews
A man who murdered his sister in Fife by strangling her with his bare hands because she was "cheeky" has been jailed for life. Charles Gordon, 52, was ordered to serve at least 17 years in prison before being eligible for parole. He was found guilty of killing Elizabeth...
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Prison officer cleared of raping escort in Glasgow park
A prison officer has been cleared of a sex attack in a Glasgow park on a woman working as a escort. John McMahon, 26, of Motherwell, had denied raping the woman at Queen's Park in Glasgow's south side on 30 March. The 37-year-old had claimed that while having consensual...
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Mother and partner accused of neglecting and murdering two-year-old
A mother and her partner have appeared in court accused of neglecting and murdering a two-year-old girl. Margaret Wade, 36, and Marie Sweeney, 35, are accused of killing Lauren Wade between July 2014 and March 2015 in the Sighthill area of Glasgow. Both women are...
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Men cleared of attempting to murder police officers
Two men have been cleared of attempting to murder two police officers by running over them in a stolen jeep. David McLean, 31, and Ryan Gilmour, 25, were acquitted after a jury returned not proven verdicts at Edinburgh High Court. The court had heard that PCs Deborah...
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Singer Paolo Nutini cleared of drink-driving
Singer Paolo Nutini has been found not guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol in his home town of Paisley. The 30-year-old had denied driving while more than twice the legal limit on 21 February. The Scottish songwriter had used "the hip flask defence", which...
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Two on trial over attempted murder of police officers
Two men have gone on trial accused of attempting to murder two police officers in Glasgow by repeatedly striking them with a car. David McLean, 31, and Ryan Gilmour, 25, deny trying to kill PCs Deborah Lawson and Robert Fitzsimmons in Banner Drive, Drumchapel, on 23...
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Man convicted after knife attack spree in Glasgow
A man who carried out four apparently random knife attacks over two days has been found guilty of two attempted murders and two assault charges. Edward Coyle, 50, had denied the stabbings which took place in Glasgow's Merchant City and in the Gorbals. The High Court in...
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Man jailed for killing former Mr Scotland
A man who stabbed a former Mr Scotland bodybuilding champion to death has been jailed for 14-and-a-half years. Steven Kirkwood, 44, stabbed Michael O'Hanlon four times during an incident at HK Autotek garage in Stevenston, North Ayrshire, on 25 July 2016. The...
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Paisley man in court on explosives charge
A man has appeared in court in connection with an explosives incident in Paisley. A bomb disposal team carried out a controlled explosion at about 06:30 on Saturday. Part of Well street had been closed overnight. Allan Hamilton, 35, from Paisley faced a single charge...
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Craig Whyte found not guilty
Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte has been cleared of taking over the Glasgow football club by fraud in May 2011. He was acquitted by a jury following a seven-week trial at the High Court in Glasgow. The 46-year-old was also found not guilty of a second charge under the...
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