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Man Arrested Over Suspected Murder in Perthshire
A man has been arrested and charged over the alleged murder of a woman found dead by a roadside in Perthshire. He will appear at Perth Sheriff court on Friday the 25th of May 2018. Ms Johnstone was discovered dead in a wooded areas near Auchterarder on 10 May 2018. The...
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Rangers Bus Driver Convicted
Mr Callum Phillips, aged 49, has been convicted of causing the death by dangerous driving. He was the bus driver driving a Rangers Football Bus to a football match in October 2016 when he caused an accident that resulted in Ryan Baird’s death. Mr Phillips has been...
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Hotel Owner Fined Over £100,000 for Human Trafficking Offences
Mr Shamsul Arefinwas jailed for three years in 2015 at Fort William Sheriff Court after he was found guilty of human trafficking. He had now been ordered to pay £100,000 that he made from his crimes trafficking people from India as a confiscation order was granted...
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Drunk Pilot Cleared After Key Evidence Lost
Jean-Francois Perreault and Imran Zafar Syed were arrested at Glasgow as they were planning to fly a Scottish flight to Canada while under the influence of alcohol after blood tests found they were above the legal limit. However, essential evidence was lost by prison...
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SCCRC to Review Lockerbie Bomber Conviction
The Scottish Criminal Review Commission has agreed to conduct a full review in the case of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi for his conviction in relation to the Lockerbie bombing to see if it is worthy of a fresh appeal. Megrahi died in 2012 after being released on...
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Study Reveals Ways to Improve Jurors Memory
The new paper looks at ways of helping jurors memories and helping them understand evidence and the complexities of the law in a criminal trial. It has concluded that note taking, been given clear instructions and having complex words and terms explained are the most...
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Man Found Guilty of “Appalling Murder”
Mr Wright was found guilty of a Paisley murder after he left his victim, Mr McClelland, bleeding to death last July. The victim was walking to his friends house to play computer games when he was stabbed in the heart twice by Mr Wright after he asked him for a...
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Banff Man Jailed For Planning Terrorism Attacks
Connor Ward, 25, who planned terrorism attacks on Scottish mosques, has been jailed for life and he must serve at least six years. The 25 year old was previously jailed for three years in 2012 for pleading guilty to explosive charges. He had a list of targets and...
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Two Teenagers Arrested For Mans Death
A 17-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy have been arrested and charged in connection with the death of a man. They are expected to appear at Hamilton Sheriff Court this week on a murder charge. An 18 year old died in Holytown this Thursday. Emergency services were...
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Port Glasgow Speeder Avoids Dangerous Driving Charge
Mr Moore, of Port Glasgow, stated in his defence to a dangerous driving charge that he believed that a drug dealer was chasing him to harm him. He drove 106mph in a 30mph zone but was found not guilty of dangerous driving. The car chasing him was in fact an unmarked...
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