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A Man Described as “a serious risk” Sentenced to Twelve Years Imprisonment
A man described by the High Court as “manipulative, violent and controlling…..who would do anything to get his own way” has been sentenced to twelve years imprisonment. Craig Harkins, 40 was convicted in February 2020 of 16 charges against four different women,...
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Appeal Against Conviction Raises a Number of Issues in Relation to the Conduct of Sexual Offences Trials in Scotland
Gavin MacDonald, 52 was sentenced to 27 month imprisonment for sexually assaulting a 24 year old woman. The trial heard that Mr MacDonald had locked the female inside a room, touched and rubbed her inappropriately and penetrated her vagina with his fingers to her injury. Mr...
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Man Given Life Sentence for Attempted Murder
Mr Cameron has received a life sentence after he was found guilty of attempting to murder two nurses from Northern Ireland outside an Edinburgh hotel in November 2018. He also injured a third man who attempted to assist the women which he pled guilty to. The three people...
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Two Men Charged After Boarder Force Seizure
A father and his son have been charged after a quantity of a psychoactive substance named Kratom was seized at two airports, one being Edinburgh Airport. Kratom is illegal under the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016. The market value is believed by the Police to have a...
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Man Jailed for Coughing Assault
Mr Lindsay has received a four-month prison sentence after coughing at two police officers. The man who appeared at Inverness Sheriff Court has pled guilty to endangering police officers by the assault. The 48-year-old man is understood to be the first sentenced since the...
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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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