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Prison seizures of drugs, booze, weapons and mobiles a “huge problem”

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SCOTS prisoners have been caught with more than 67,000 pills, 11kgs of cannabis and 2.4kgs of heroin in the past three years alone. And more than 1,000 weapons – many of them home-made – and 1,400 mobile phones have also been seized since 2011. Some 550 litres of alcohol have been confiscated in the past […]

August 1st, 2014 | Posted in Court & Crime,Court & Crime,News,Police,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Edinburgh Airport car park fire firm under investigation

Flying Scot Parking crams them in

AN airport parking firm at the centre of blaze that destroyed 21 vehicles is packing in twice as many vehicles as shown in council plans. And the firm based near Edinburgh Airport is under investigation over claims it is using nearby derelict land as an overspill car park without planning permission. The car park, run […]

July 21st, 2014 | Posted in Court & Crime,Court & Crime,Local News,News,Police,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Police Scotland accused of treating female officers “like pieces of paper”

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POLICE Scotland has been accused of treating female officers like “numbers on a piece of paper”. The Scottish Police Federation (SPF) says the new force has centralised requests for flexible working that used to be left to local commanders. As a result, there has been a big increase in complaints about flexible working refusals and […]

July 17th, 2014 | Posted in Court & Crime,Court & Crime,News,Police,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Girlfriend of stab victim pays tribute to her “hero”

Jordan Mackay & girlfriend

THE GIRLFRIEND of a young man who was killed in the street has paid a heartbreaking tribute to her “hero.” Jordan Mackay, 20, was fatally wounded in South Queensferry at around 1.30am on Sunday morning. His girlfriend Nicole Mckay, 21, said that she was waiting to wake up from the “nightmare,” and that “Jord” was […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Court & Crime,Court & Crime,News,Police,Scottish News,Top Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »

Arm Twist Nurse Struck Off

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A NURSE has been struck off he deliberately inflicted pain on an elderly care home resident by twisting his arm behind his back as he sat naked on a toilet.  David McDade bent the arm of the OAP, who was frail, diabetic and suffered from dementia, at a care home in Glasgow. And Mr McDade, […]

July 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Court & Crime,Health,Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Woman found dead in Edinburgh has been named

Marilyn McLellan's body was found behind her flat on Warrender Park Road

A WOMAN found dead in her back garden in an upmarket area of Edinburgh has been named locally. The body of Marilyn McLellan, 60, was discovered in a communal garden behind her terraced flat in Warrender Park Road, Marchmont. Police have launched a probe into her death, which is being treated as unexplained.   A […]

May 20th, 2013 | Posted in Court & Crime,Court & Crime,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

A senior nurse has been accused of abusing a dementia patient

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A DEMENTIA patient in her nineties was grabbed by the neck and force-fed by staff at a scandal-hit nursing home, a hearing was told. Mary Reid Easton faces 22 charges of misconduct relating to her time as deputy manager of Hilton Gardens, Larkhall, North Lanarkshire. The senior nurse is accused of stopping the dementia patient […]

August 21st, 2012 | Posted in Court & Crime,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

80-year-old jailed for child sex abuse

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AN 80-year-old man has been jailed for sexually abusing children over a period of 25 years. William McIndewar was convicted at the High Court in Dumbarton of lewd and libidinous practices, sexual assault and attempted rape against two young girls between 1967 and 1992.  The abuse began before the girls had started primary school. Today […]

March 30th, 2012 | Posted in Court & Crime | Read More »

Two men jailed after killing man in elevator

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Two men who admitted responsibility for the death of a man in Leith have been jailed. At the High Court in Glasgow today, Paul Banks, 48, and Simon Brown, 41, were both sentenced to eight years in prison after John Carter died in February 2011. Local residents in Salamander Court discovered the body of the […]

March 30th, 2012 | Posted in Court & Crime,Scottish News | Read More »

Family of Firefighter Ewan Williamson is raising legal action for damages

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The family of Edinburgh Firefighter Ewan Williamson, who tragically died in a blaze at the Balmoral Bar in the city’s Dalry Road on 12th July 2009, are raising an action for damages in the Court of Session. Mr Williamson’s mother and sisters, Linda Williamson, Rachel Williamson and Rebecca Williamson, have launched the action against Ewan’s […]

March 27th, 2012 | Posted in Court & Crime | Read More »

New Pubwatch scheme launched in Aberdeen

The scheme was launched at The Butcher's Arms

PUBS have banded together to tackle anti-social behaviour, with louts facing bans from several city centre premises Pubwatch, an Aberdeen-based scheme based at Butcher’s Arms on George Street, brings together four pubs in the city. This latest scheme follows similar successful initiatives across the rest of the city. Constable Keith Mulloy from the Kittybrewster local policing team […]

March 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Court & Crime | Read More »

Horrific racist attack on girl aged 12

The attack, in Piershill, Edinburgh, happened last Sunday

A GANG of girls aged as young as 12 took turns to kick an Asian youngster in the head as she lay helpless, police revealed today. Alisha Khan, from Edinburgh, told how she suffered a daylight attack so severe she was left with double vision and nearly stumbled in to a busy road. The gang […]

March 20th, 2012 | Posted in Court & Crime,Top Stories | Read More »

Upsurge in break-ins to upmarket city streets

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SOME of Scotland’s wealthiest streets have suffered a sudden upsurge in break-ins, it emerged today. Police say the upmarket Grange, Marchmont and Newington areas of Edinburgh have seen a 16% rise in break-ins, despite numbers falling across the rest of the city. Homes in the affluent Grange area, home to Fred Goodwin, can sell for […]

March 20th, 2012 | Posted in Court & Crime | Read More »

Gangsters made peoples’ lives a ‘misery’

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TWO men have been jailed for a total of ten years after admitting being involved in organised crime, including drugs and extortion. John McCarthy, 38, and Peter Cameron, 31, made the lives of other people in West Lothian a ‘misery’, police said. They were given six years and four years respectively at the High Court […]

March 19th, 2012 | Posted in Court & Crime,Top Stories | Read More »

Teen “critical” after St Patrick’s night assault

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A 17-year-old boy was assaulted on St Patrick’s night and is in a serious condition in hospital. Police are appealing for information and witnesses in Fife after the boy was assaulted in Kelso Place, Kirkcaldy, in the early hours of Sunday morning. The boy was taken by ambulance to the Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy and later […]

March 18th, 2012 | Posted in Court & Crime | Read More »

TIMELINE: Suzanne Pilley murder investigation

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4th May 2010 – Suzanne Pilley fails to arrive at work after the Bank Holiday weekend.   11th May 2010 – Public appeal for information in St Andrew Square, Edinburgh featuring large-scale screen and ad trailer. 12th May 2010 – Last sighting of Suzanne on CCTV is confirmed as being at 8.51am, 4th May, coming […]

March 15th, 2012 | Posted in Court & Crime,Top Stories | Read More »

IN FULL: The evidence which convicted David Gilroy of murdering Suzanne Pilley

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DAVID Gilroy has been found guilty of murdering Edinburgh bookeeper Suzanne Pilley, after a 17-day trial. After two days of jury deliberations, Gilroy, from Silverknowes in Edinburgh, convicted of killing Ms Pilley in 2010. The conviction has been hailed as a landmark case by police, as 38-year-old Ms Pilley’s body was never found, and prosecutors said Gilroy […]

March 15th, 2012 | Posted in Court & Crime,Top Stories | Read More »

Police re-open World’s End murder investigation

The women were last seen in the World's End pub in Edinburgh. Pic: Kim Traynor

POLICE are renewing investigations into the notorious World’s End murders of 1977, under new double jeopardy laws. Prosecutors at the Crown Office have asked Lothian and Borders Police to investigate the deaths of Helen Scott and Christine Eadie, after ‘compelling’ new evidence of guilt has emerged. No one was ever convicted for the crime, which […]

March 14th, 2012 | Posted in Court & Crime,Top Stories | Read More »

Nearly £1 million in fines handed down for illegal fishing

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A GROUP of fishermen and a fish processing factory have been fined £960,000 for illegal overfishing. Alexander Buchan Ltd and 17 skippers were sentenced at Glasgow High Court today. The 17 vessel skippers falsely declared the quantity of fish they landed at Shetland Catch Ltd in Lerwick as a means of evading the annual fishing […]

February 24th, 2012 | Posted in Court & Crime,Top Stories | Read More »

Text trial for Scots court

The pilot domestic abuse court will hold it's first trial on February 7th 2012

  COURT bosses are to text trial witnesses to remind them to come to court. The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS), says many trials are dragged out by people failing to turn up. They hope the scheme, which is being trialled at Edinburgh Sheriff Court over the next four months, will make the […]

January 30th, 2012 | Posted in Court & Crime,Top Stories | Read More »

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