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Archive for July, 2017

Youth convicted of killing 16-year-old Luke Wallace
A 17-year-old has been convicted of killing another teenager by stabbing him in the groin. Luke Wallace, 16, suffered massive blood loss after his femoral artery was cut. He died in hospital eight days later. The stabbing happened in Baillieston, Glasgow, on 17 June...
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Man jailed for journalist acid attack in Glasgow
A man found guilty of an acid attack on a journalist at his home in Glasgow's west end has been jailed. William Burns, 56, threw sulphuric acid into Russell Findlay's face while disguised as a postman on the doorstep of his home in December 2015. Burns denied the...
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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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