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Prisoner Dies From Covid-19
Mr Angus, who was serving a sentence at HMP Edinburgh has been the first prisoner in Scotland to pass away from COVID 19. The man was under a lifelong restriction order in relation to sexual offences committed by him. A number of prisoners, it has been reported, are having...
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Government Attempt To Suspend Jury Trials
The Scottish government when introducing the ‘Coronavirus bill’ has attempted to suspend jury for up to an 18-month period. The move would have seen the most serious cases at the High and Sheriff court that would require a jury proceed with just a single judge or...
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New Coronavirus Law Implemented
It has been reported in the first week of the coronavirus ’lockdown’ that a total of 25 fixed penalty notices have been issued by police in Scotland. It has now been made a criminal offence to be out without reasonable excuse. The fines start at £30 but double if they...
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Man Jailed for 15 year for Murdering his Wife 
Mr Farquharson has received a sentenced of 15 years imprisonment after being found guilty of murdering his wife at the High Court. The retired police officer was found guilty after trial. Lady Stacey stated when sentencing him: "You had been a police officer for many...
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Man Jailed for Culpable Homicide
Mr Phinn has received a five year prison sentence after being found guilty of culpable homicide after he stabbed a man 17 times after he broke in to his Easterhouse home. Mr Phinn has been sentenced at the High Court in Glasgow. Lord Matthews stated that "It is difficult to...
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There People Stabbed In West End
Three people have been assaulted and suffered stab wounds in Partick. All parties have been taken to hospital and are said to be in a serious condition. Police have appealed to anyone with any...
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Murder Accused Unfit To Stand Trial
Mr Marks has been deemed unfit to stand trial after he was accused of murdering his former partner. The murder was said to have occurred in 2019 in Bathgate. Lady Stacey after seeing reports for psychiatrists ruled that the accused was unfit to stand trial. This was...
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Megrahi’s Case To Be Submitted To The High Court
The Scottish Criminal Case review has referred the case of the Lockerbie Bomber back to the High Court. The basis of this is the late Mr al-Megrahi may not have been given a fair trial due to mainly evidence that was failed to be disclosed by the Crown. The conviction in...
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Increase In Sexual Offending Cases Continues
The Scottish Courts and Tribunal service has confirmed that the number of High Court indictments continues to be over 200 per quarter with this expected to continue to raise with the increase of sexual offences cases being reported. It has also been reported that each...
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Man Jailed For 10 Years For Rape
Mr Banks who was found guilty of rape after she was under the influence of drugs has received a 10 year prison sentence. He was placed on the sex offenders register indefinitely. Mr Banks in total was found guilty of 10 charges which related to three different women. He...
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