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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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Truck Driver Jailed For Three Years
Mr Friel, a truck driver, has been sentenced to three years imprisonment at Glasgow High Court for causing the death of a veterinary nursing student after performing a dangerous manoeuvre on the A1 from Edinburgh. He was also prevented from driving for nine and a half...
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Woman Cleared of Stealing £15,000 From Food Bank
Ms Webster was called to stand trial at Glasgow Sheriff Court for allegedly stealing £15,000 from a local food bank that she helped form. However, just four days prior to the trial the charges were dropped when her solicitor was informed no further action was being...
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Murder Accused Appears At High Court
Mr Sidebottom has appeared at his trial at Aberdeen High Court charged with the murder of 67 year of Brian McKandie in March 2016. Mr Sidebottom denies the murder and robbery of the man in his Aberdeenshire cottage. A prosecution witness has told the court he saw...
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Soldier Attacked In Street By Armed Gang
An ongoing trial is taking place at Glasgow High Court as a former soldier; Mr Fitzsimmons was attacked as he got in his car in Clydebank, in April 2017. There are 6 men accused of attacking the victim, all of whom are alleged to belong to the same gang. All six men...
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Increase In Age Of Criminal Responsibility To Fall To Children’s Hearing System
Mr Schaffer, who head of policy at the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration, has confirmed to the Scottish government that a welfare system will improve how we deal with Scottish children. He has stated it is not just all about controlling children’s...
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Scotland’s Prisons Over Capacity
New figures released this month have shown that 9 out of 15 of Scotland’s prisons are working above their capacity. HMP Barlinnie was operating at 139% capacity along with HMP Inverness. Another 7 prisons in Scotland were also over capacity including Edinburgh and...
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Man Jailed For Bleach Assault
Mr Barclay has been sentenced to 2 years and 3 months imprisonment after pouring bleach on his pregnant ex-partner. The attack happened last year, and the man had originally admitted to the police that he had thrown water over his ex-partner, however her skin started...
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Woman Admits Embezzling Thousands Of Pounds
Kerry-anne Clarke has pled guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to embezzling hundreds of thousands of pounds for the second time. Ms Clarke took over £255,000 from a company in Gova  who she worked for. Ms Clarke was jailed previously for three years in February 2017...
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