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Two Men Charged Following Death of Inmate at HMP Glenochil
Following an incident at HMP Glenochil, Dean Ramsay was taken to hospital on Saturday 9th January 2021. Mr Ramsay died two days later. Two men aged 50 and 31 have since been arrested and charged in connection with the incident  and are set to appear at Alloa Sheriff...
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Man Jailed Following Discovery of Weapons For Terrorist Purposes
Gabrielle Friel of Edinburgh was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment at Edinburgh High Court following his possession of weapons for terrorist purposes. Mr Friel has collected a collection of weapons including a crossbow, 15 crossbow bolts, a machete and a ballistic...
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Concern Over “Sex For Rent” Advertisements
Surveys conducted by housing charity Shelter and ComRes show that as many as 30,000 women were propositioned with “sex for rent” offers across the UK since the beginning of lockdown in March 2020. The website Craigslist was singled out as the most notorious source with...
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Embezzling Architect Ordered To Repay £700,000
Ian Brash, an architect from East Lothian, admitted to embezzling £358,832 from the Dr Robert Malcolm Trust between August 2010 and September 2014. Mr Brash had used the money for his personal gain including purchasing shares, making mortgage and credit card payments and...
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£75,000 Seized From Drugs Gang Leader
In October 2019 Anthony O’Hare was sentenced to 8 years imprisonment after pleading guilty to supplying drugs, directing others to commit crimes and money laundering. It was estimated that he benefited by the sum of £650,000 from this operation. A confiscation order was...
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Two Men Jailed for VAT Fraud
Mr Kevin Sinclair, the accountant to Mr David Paterson, had used his company, GD Accounting, to submit fraudulent VAT repayment claims for the company owned by Mr Paterson, Scone. Both accused had created false invoices as part of their fraud. Both men pled guilty at Dundee...
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High Court Determined That Man Cannot Pervert The Course Of Justice By Stating His Defence
The High Court has determined that the accused, Graham Turner, could not pervert the course of justice by simply stating his defence  to the charges. The accused had been charged with causing two deaths by dangerous driving. The accused stated that his defence was that...
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Procurator Fiscal Successfully Challenges Sheriff’s Decision To Abandon Trial
The Procurator Fiscal’s Office in Glasgow had lodged a Bill of Advocation challenging a Sheriff’s decision to refuse a motion to adjourn a trail to secure the attendance of a key crown witness which was successful in the Sheriff Appeal Court. The accused, Robert...
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Two Sentenced For Murder Following Knife Attack
Following the stabbing and subsequent death of Tracy Walker in Lerwick on the 30th of July 2019, Ross MacDougall and Dawn Smith had been charged with her murder. Jurors at Edinburgh High Court had subsequently found them guilty with evidence led that the pair had sought to...
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Prosecutors Set To Strike
The FDA trade union is set to ballot procurator fiscals for industrial action over a long running pay dispute which relates to solicitors at the crown office being paid less than those in the Scottish Government. The union has suggested that it is likely that its members...
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