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Two Jailed For Drug Smuggling
Ms Wang and her daughter Ms Long have been convicted and sentenced for smuggling 10kg cannabis each through Edinburgh Airport in 2017. Following a trial at Paisley Sheriff Court Ms Long was sentenced to two years imprisonment. Ms Long’s mother pled guilty to the charge at...
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17 Year Old Pleads Guilty To Attempted Murder
A teenager who cannot be named due to legal requirements has pled guilty to attempted murder at the High Court in Edinburgh of a former friend. Lord Arthurson remanded the 17 year old in custody pending a Criminal justice social work report being prepared. The teenager was...
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Man Pled Guilty To Attacking Stranger In Central Station
Mr Ferguson has pled guilty to attacking a stranger outside Glasgow’s main railway station in July 2019. The stranger was attacked by Mr Ferguson with a glass bottle and as a result was scarred on his face. Mr Ferguson pled guilty to a charge of assault to the man’s...
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Prosecutor Found Guilty Of Sending Threatening Message
A prosecutor from Aberdeen has been found guilty after trial of sending threatening messages to an employee of his partner at Aberdeen Sheriff Court. The messages were sent after the woman had threatened to leave his partners salon and move next door with other workers....
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Wildlife Crimes Increase In Scotland
A new report released in Scotland has confirmed that the number of recorded wildlife crimes has increased. The Wildlife Crime Annual Report confirms there have been 236 offences related to crimes involving wildlife in 2017-2018. This is after a fall in previous years in...
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Advocates Prepare For New Regulations In The New Year
From January 2020 Criminal advocates in Scotland who appear at the High Court will have to be prepared for the changes brought in to force by the Vulnerable Witnesses (Criminal Evidence) (Scotland) Act 2019. This will include the changes in the way children under 18 give...
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Further Man Charged With Mans Death In Greengairs
A second man has been charged over a man’s death. The man was found badly injured on a north Lanarkshire street in Greengairs in August 2019. The victim later died in hospital. A 29-year-old man was previously arrested for the man’s murder and now a 20-year-old is...
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Man Jailed For Attempted Murder
Mr Muir, 31, has been sentenced to five years imprisonment for the attempted murder of a man in West Lothian in May of this year. Mr Muir will also be subject to three years supervision once he is released from prison. Lady Dorrian sentenced Mr Muir at the High Court in...
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Man Admits Killing Friend In Self Defence
Mr McAuley is accused of murdering his 28-year-old friend. Mr McAuley has claimed that he acted in self defence when he attacked the Greenock man last year. The accused told the jury during evidence that he was afraid of the victim and he was acting erratic. He alleges that...
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Man Arrested As Suspicious Device Found
A man has been arrested on the North Lanarkshire area after a suspicious device was found near a polling station which caused it to close. The police attended the scene and carried out a controlled explosion as a precaution. The Chief Inspector has stated: "Inquiries are...
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