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Archive for February, 2019

Sheriff Throws Out Crown Cases
Sheriff Wade at Perth Sheriff Court has thrown out three cases stating she was annoyed by the lack of work carried out by the Crown on these cases. The cases which included a possession of a knife, an assault and a hit and run charge were all dismissed. The Sheriff...
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Anti Smacking Legislation Win Support
There has been mass support for legislation to abolish the defence of reasonable chastisement in Scots law. The Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill is currently making its way through the Scottish Parliament and is supported by many organisations...
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Unlawful Eviction Offences Are Not Being Upheld
Mr McPhee writing for the SCOLAG Journal has published research that criminal offences that relate to unlawful evictions are not being honoured in Scotland. Police Scotland have not released figures for complaints in relation to this, due to the fact they say they do not...
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Student Detained For Attacking Mother
Mr Morrison who attacked his mother in Glasgow last August has been detained at Carstaits psychiatric hospital. Mr Morrison pled guilty to attempted murder at the High Court in Glasgow last month and sentence was deferred for reports. Lord Mulholland made it clear to the...
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Woman Named By Accused As Six Year Olds Murderer
The girlfriend of six year old Alesha MacPhail’s father has been named by the 16 year old on trial for her murder at the High Court in Glasgow as the person who killed the young girl. Ms McLachlan has denied any involvement in her death on the Isle of Bute. Ms...
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Truck Driver Jailed For Three Years
Mr Friel, a truck driver, has been sentenced to three years imprisonment at Glasgow High Court for causing the death of a veterinary nursing student after performing a dangerous manoeuvre on the A1 from Edinburgh. He was also prevented from driving for nine and a half...
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Woman Cleared of Stealing £15,000 From Food Bank
Ms Webster was called to stand trial at Glasgow Sheriff Court for allegedly stealing £15,000 from a local food bank that she helped form. However, just four days prior to the trial the charges were dropped when her solicitor was informed no further action was being...
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Murder Accused Appears At High Court
Mr Sidebottom has appeared at his trial at Aberdeen High Court charged with the murder of 67 year of Brian McKandie in March 2016. Mr Sidebottom denies the murder and robbery of the man in his Aberdeenshire cottage. A prosecution witness has told the court he saw...
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Soldier Attacked In Street By Armed Gang
An ongoing trial is taking place at Glasgow High Court as a former soldier; Mr Fitzsimmons was attacked as he got in his car in Clydebank, in April 2017. There are 6 men accused of attacking the victim, all of whom are alleged to belong to the same gang. All six men...
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