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Woman Pleads Guilty to Culpable Homicide
Ms Sutherlay has pled guilty at the High Court in Glasgow before Lord Matthews to culpable homicide after the death of a 40-year-old man. Although no narration was read in court it was reported how Ms Sutherlay attacked the man in Paisley in the summer of last year. The...
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Woman Jailed For Embezzlement
Ms Cockburn has received a prison sentence of 22 months after pleading guilty to embezzlement. It was heard in Glasgow Sheriff Court that she had used the printing company she worked for and their system to make payments into her own bank accounts. Her role in the company...
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Crime Rates Fall As Lockdown Continues
Police Scotland have announced that by the end of April recorded crime has fallen by around a quarter since the lockdown began in Scotland in late March. Police Scotland have stated that about one fifth of calls are now people reporting others for lockdown related offences...
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Man Appears in Court Charged with Murder
A 28-year old has appeared at Hamilton Sheriff court charged with the murder of Mr Nelson, a 24-year-old from North Lanarkshire. Mr Nelson was taken to Wishaw hospital but died shortly after his arrival.  The man has made no plea and has been remanded in custody and will...
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Men Pled Guilty To Drug Charges At High Court
Two men have pled guilty to supply of drug charge after over 830,000 fake Valium pills were seized at address’ in the Renfrewshire and Glasgow areas. The street value of the pills would be over £400,000. The men pled guilty at the High Court in Glasgow and sentence...
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Man Arrested For Alleged Assaults
A man from Inverness has been arrested for the alleged assault on two paramedics by spitting on them. The man is due to appear at Inverness Sheriff Court. The Scottish Ambulance Service said stated: "Attacks on emergency responders are completely unacceptable, along with...
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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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