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Archive for November, 2020

Police Officer To Stand Trial
Colin McLaren, a police officer, is facing road traffic charges alleging that he drove a police van dangerously by driving on the wrong side of the road and causing injury to a motorcyclist. Mr McLaren faces a further charge that he provided false information to the...
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Drug Dealer Sentenced After Being Caught With Just Under 10,000 Street Valium Tablets
Stephen McCue was arrested at his home in Springburn after his property was raided and officers discovered approximately 10,000 tablets of street Valium. The prosecutor told the court that the wholesale value of the drugs was around £2,370 with a maximum street value of...
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Early Resolution of Summary Criminal Cases Sought to Reduce Backlog
Lord Carloway, the Lord Justice General, has issued a practice note which is hoped to reduce the backlog of summary cases at the Sheriff Court’s. The practice note provides for early meetings between the defence and the prosecution prior to the trial diet to establish if...
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Man Jailed For 8 Years For Attempted Murder
Aaron Dines, aged 41, was sentenced to 8 years imprisonment following the attempted murder of Martin Nobel in Aberdeenshire in November 2018. Mr Dines was accused of stabbing Mr Nobel. Mr Dines had lodged a special defence of self-defence and was convicted following trial...
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Travel Ban To Become Law?
Nicola Sturgeon has stated that the Scottish Government is actively considering bringing in legislation to make it illegal for people to travel out with their local authority area depending on the level of restrictions in that area as part of the effort to tackle...
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Concerns Over New Hate Crime Bill Raised 
The Hate Crime and Public Order Bill has come under criticism from the legal profession. The Bill is set to be a consolidation of the current hate crimes and aims at bringing together the various existing hate crime laws into a single Act. The Bill adds crime based on a...
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Scottish Government May Write Off Uncompleted Community Service Hours
A leaked report produced by the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) has called for the Scottish Government to write off around 210,000 hours of community service. The report has been produced in a background where many individuals have been unable to...
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Mother Who Left Dying 13 Year Old Sentenced
Robyn Goldie aged 13 had complained to her mother of feeling unwell between 19th July and 26th July 2018. Her mother, Sharon Goldie, refused to call an ambulance for her and stopped a friend from taking her to hospital stating that Robyn was attention seeking. Sharon...
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Sheriff Court Trials to Resume in Glasgow and Edinburgh
Following the success of remote jury trials in the High Courts of Edinburgh and Glasgow remote jury trials are set to be rolled out to Glasgow and Edinburgh Sheriff Courts. Six juries will be based remotely in the Odeon cinema at Glasgow Quay for Glasgow Sheriff Court jury...
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Man Who Raped Teenager in Lane Sentenced to 5 Years
Ji Ren Li who raped a 17 year old woman within 6 minutes of their meeting was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment following a 3 day trial at Glasgow High Court. Ji Ren Li was reported to have carried the complainer who was intoxicated and incapable of consenting into a lane...
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