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Archive for December, 2018

Sex Attacker Jailed
Mr MacBride who fled to Spain after failing to turn up for a court hearing in 2016 has now been jailed. This offences he was found guilty of against woman and children happened in the Fife area between 2007 and 2014. He was sentenced to nine years and three months in...
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17 Year Old Girl Found Guilty Of Murder
A 17 year old, who cannot be named due to her age, has been found guilty of murdering an 18 year old boy with a knife.The 17 year old was pregnant at the time of the offence that happened in April of this year. The girl met her victim just hours before the attack....
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New Approach Not To Be Taken With Child Witnesses
The Justice Secretary for Scotland, Mr Yousaf has been reported to have ruled out a new approach for dealing with child witnesses in Scotland that would prevent them from having to give evidence in court, on more than one time. The Scottish government was...
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Drug Gang Jailed
A gang who were found guilty of producing £1.67 millon worth of "street Valium" have been jailed. This was said to have taken place in a paisley garage using a pill pressing machine for a year long period. Four men were sentenced to prison periods ranging from...
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Man Dies In Police Custody
An investigation is due to be carried out after a man died while in custody at St Leonard's police station in Edinburgh on the 11th of December 2018. The 32 year old was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where he was later pronounced dead. A police spokeswoman has...
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English Drug Drive Convictions Quashed Over False Evidence
At least 40 motorists have had their drug-driving convictions quashed after evidence emerged of manipulation in the forensic testing process in Manchester but this could go far beyond this scope. These convictions have been overturned after some lost their licence as...
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High Work Load Increases Due To Sexual Offences
There has been in increase in reporting of sexual offences meaning the High Courts workload has increases by 10 percent this year in Scotland. There is 225 Trials scheduled for the end of this year compared to 192 last year. Experts in the field believe this will...
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Ayr Death Arrest
A man has been arrested with the murder of a woman in Ayr. He is expected to appear in Ayr Sheriff Court this Tuesday. Police are still making enquires but have enough evidence to charge the 53year old. Ann Mclean who was 41 year old was found in Main Road, Ayr on the...
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16 Year Old Denies Murder of 6 Year Old On Isle of Bute
The 16 year old who cannot be named due to his age has appeared in Glasgow’s High Court this week in public. Mr Brian McConnachie QC pled not guilty on his behalf and he will stand trial in February 2019. The mother of the 6 year old girl was allowed permission by...
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Pensioner In Robbery Attack
A pensioner in Ayr has been attacked and threatened by a knife in his house in Ayr. The 81 year old has been described as extremely distressed by the incident. The man was ordered to drive to a nearby bank to withdraw money. The victim had to comply due to fear. The...
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