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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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Judges in Scotland Now To Take Into Account Sentencing Guidelines
The new sentencing guidelines have been approved by the High court of Judiciary in Scotland. This means that when sentencing an offender a judge must look at the guidelines and have regard to these and if they do not they must state their reasons for doing so. The...
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Report on Young Offender Published
The Inspectorate of Prosecution in Scotland has published a report on the prosecution of young people. This followed 95 offenders referred to COPFS. Michelle Macleod, HM chief inspector, said:  "We found that 80 per cent of young offenders offered diversion successfully...
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Urge to Increase Age of Criminal Responsibility
A charity ‘Action for Scotland’ has commissioned a report that is urging the government to increase the age of criminal responsibility from 8 to 16. It has also asked to establish a youth justice system for criminals up to the age of 21. The report also criticised...
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Air Cadet Leader Jailed For Abuse
Mr Hardman has been jailed for 5 years after being found guilty of abusing young boys over a thirteen-year period. The Prosecutor stated that he abused boys between 13 and 17 in the officer’s mess when they were being fitted for a uniform and he attempted to make them...
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Woman Suspect in Ayr Stabbing
Police Scotland are looking to trace a woman who they believe to have stabbed a Community Support Worker in a hospital car park in Ayr. The suspect is said to be dressed in dark clothes and left the car park shortly after the incident. The woman’s injuries are...
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Prison Home Release Number Drop
The number of inmates in Scottish prisons being released on a tag has dropped. This has been a direct result of the new rules brought in after an inmate committed murder while on the run. The SPS admit that the new rules mean that the number of prisoners being...
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Murder Hunt in Southside
Mr Hassan was discovered after a brutal attack in Pollokshaws on Wednesday. Sadly he was taken to Queen Elizabeth hospital but died shortly after. Police are appealing for witnesses and reviewing the CCTV in the area. Detective  Mackellar said: "This was an...
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