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Archive for January, 2019

Increase In Age Of Criminal Responsibility To Fall To Children’s Hearing System
Mr Schaffer, who head of policy at the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration, has confirmed to the Scottish government that a welfare system will improve how we deal with Scottish children. He has stated it is not just all about controlling children’s...
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Scotland’s Prisons Over Capacity
New figures released this month have shown that 9 out of 15 of Scotland’s prisons are working above their capacity. HMP Barlinnie was operating at 139% capacity along with HMP Inverness. Another 7 prisons in Scotland were also over capacity including Edinburgh and...
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Man Jailed For Bleach Assault
Mr Barclay has been sentenced to 2 years and 3 months imprisonment after pouring bleach on his pregnant ex-partner. The attack happened last year, and the man had originally admitted to the police that he had thrown water over his ex-partner, however her skin started...
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Woman Admits Embezzling Thousands Of Pounds
Kerry-anne Clarke has pled guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to embezzling hundreds of thousands of pounds for the second time. Ms Clarke took over £255,000 from a company in Gova  who she worked for. Ms Clarke was jailed previously for three years in February 2017...
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Teenager Jailed For Life For Murder
A 17 year old girl who was found guilty of murdering a teenage boy at a party last month at Glasgow High Court has received a life sentence. Lord Arthurson at Edinburgh’s High Court ordered the girl to spend at least 16 years behind bars. The judge stated: "Your...
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Short Prison Sentences To Come To An End In Scotland
Prison sentences that last no longer than 12 months are to come to an end this year. The Justice secretary for Scotland has stated these are ineffective and will not longer exist in Scotland. The prison population which is approximately 7,330 has around 1,022 prisoners...
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Gang Attack Leaves Man In Hospital
A man is being treated in an Edinburgh hospital with serious injuries after an attack in Musselburgh on Hogmanay 2018. The 25 year old was said to have been attacked by a large number of people. Mr Paul Batten of Police Scotland said: "This was a...
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Boy Injured After Armed Attack
A 13 year old boy has been injured after two men attacked him in the Toryglen area of Glasgow. The attack occurred on the evening of the 29th of December 2018. The two men involved are alleged to have been carrying weapons and hiding their identity. The 13...
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