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Archive for June, 2016

Scottish youth rugby star investigated for hate crime after alleged homophobic abuse of newlyweds
THE under-20 Scotland squad member is accused of abusing the couple on their wedding night, and calling one of the couple's relatives a 'dirty lesbian'.   SCOTTISH Rugby Union chiefs are investigating claims that one of their under-20 squad made gay hate remarks to...
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Hacker sentenced following international police operation
An Edinburgh computer hacker and dark web drug dealer has been sentenced to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work and pay £17,000 compensation at Edinburgh Sheriff Court. The court heard that 26 year old David Trail set up and administered the Topix2 website, an online...
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Glasgow crime clan who conned OAPs out of £1.3m jailed for total of 24 years
A FRAUDSTER family who conned £1.3million from vulnerable pensioners have been jailed for a total of 24 years. The cruel Mohammed clan used a Glasgow newsagents as a front to cold call 40 victims across England and the Channel Islands.  They posed as bank security...
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Legal highs ban in capital leads to drop in crime
A ban on legal highs in Edinburgh is responsible for a drop in crime, according to a report due to go before Edinburgh City Council. The news comes as police crackdown on sellers following the introduction of the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016. The ban was...
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Man on careless driving charge walks free after police bungle evidence
A man charged with careless driving has walked free from court after the police forgot to produce key evidence. George Drummond, 38, was said to have driven without due care and attention and into the path of another vehicle. However, the case at Forfar’s Justice of...
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Overcrowding warning over Scottish female prison plans
Experts have questioned whether plans to transform the way Scotland locks up women will lower the prison population. The closure of Cornton Vale begins this year. It has a capacity of 375 and will be replaced by an 80-bed jail and five regional units holding 20 women...
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The Society supports recommendation to raise age of criminal responsibility
Raising the age of criminal responsibility would bring consistency across Scots Law, according to the Law Society of Scotland. Scotland has one of the lowest ages of criminal responsibility in the world at aged eight and the Law Society has welcomed recommendations...
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Residents hit the streets amid fears Da Vinci rapist Robert Greens is to be housed in their area
WORRIED neighbours in Pathhead, Midlothian, have gathered to share their concerns about the sex beast moving into their quiet street. THE council preparing to rehouse Da Vinci rapist Robert Greens are turning a family home in a quiet street into a fortress. It has...
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Guideline judgments resource launched by Scottish Sentencing Council
Guideline judgments on sentencing issued by appeal courts in Scotland have been brought together in a new online resource launched by the Scottish Sentencing Council. Judges in the High Court, when sitting as an appeal court, and in the Sheriff Appeal Court, have the...
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Glasgow’s Cardowan Area ‘like war zone’ With Vans Torched Leaving Three Hurt
A street on the outskirts of Glasgow was turned into a "war zone" in what was described as a targeted attack leaving three men injured. Trouble erupted on Sunday in Frankfield Street, Cadowan, was more likely to be "rival gangs fighting" than anything related to...
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