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Surgeon Admits Attempting To Indecently Communicating With A Child
A former urology consultant admitted sending graphic pictures and messages to an undercover police officer he believed was a 14 year old child and also admitted to attempting to meet the child to engage in unlawful sexual behaviour. Mr Crooks, after entering his guilty...
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Level Of Sectarianism In Scotland At All Time High
Deputy Chief Constable Mr Kerr has voiced how he is very surprised by the increasing levels of sectarianism in Scottish football after he joined Police Scotland six months ago, after working in Northern Ireland as an officer for 30 years. Mr Kerr has also voiced the...
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Death Of Woman Who Fell Treated As Suspicious
A woman who fell to her death from 11 floors from a block of flats is having her death treated as suspicious by police. The incident happened last week in the Royston area of Glasgow. The woman was taken to hospital but immediately pronounced dead. A postmortem...
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Cannabis Users Avoid Prosecution In Scotland
It has come to light by ‘the Times’ that approximately 500 people per month in Scotland are not being prosecuted for being caught with cannabis. There has been criticism of the police for using a soft approach but Police Scotland have stated there are benefits of...
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Glasgow’s Alcohol Court Has Been Held For One Year
Glasgow’s Alcohol Court is now one year old after been set up after the success of the Drug Court set up in 2001. The Court, which started out as a pilot, became permanent after its success was apparent after just a few months. This court deals with cases where the...
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Sheriff Throws Out Crown Cases
Sheriff Wade at Perth Sheriff Court has thrown out three cases stating she was annoyed by the lack of work carried out by the Crown on these cases. The cases which included a possession of a knife, an assault and a hit and run charge were all dismissed. The Sheriff...
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Anti Smacking Legislation Win Support
There has been mass support for legislation to abolish the defence of reasonable chastisement in Scots law. The Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill is currently making its way through the Scottish Parliament and is supported by many organisations...
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Unlawful Eviction Offences Are Not Being Upheld
Mr McPhee writing for the SCOLAG Journal has published research that criminal offences that relate to unlawful evictions are not being honoured in Scotland. Police Scotland have not released figures for complaints in relation to this, due to the fact they say they do not...
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Student Detained For Attacking Mother
Mr Morrison who attacked his mother in Glasgow last August has been detained at Carstaits psychiatric hospital. Mr Morrison pled guilty to attempted murder at the High Court in Glasgow last month and sentence was deferred for reports. Lord Mulholland made it clear to the...
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Woman Named By Accused As Six Year Olds Murderer
The girlfriend of six year old Alesha MacPhail’s father has been named by the 16 year old on trial for her murder at the High Court in Glasgow as the person who killed the young girl. Ms McLachlan has denied any involvement in her death on the Isle of Bute. Ms...
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