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Accused social worker “forced colleagues to cancel cancer screening”

Mrs Harrower, who was in charge at the Babes in the Wood nursery, faces a total of 18 charges at a Scottish Social Services Council

A SOCIAL worker faces being struck off amid claims she forced colleagues to cancel cancer screening appointments. Anna Harrower, an ex-nursery manager from Falkirk, allegedly told two staff members to cancel their smear tests a total of eight times. The 36-year-old is also accused of telling a co-worker that she “didn’t want to look at […]

April 16th, 2015 | Posted in Court & Crime | Read More »

Edinburgh Police deploy Lego poems to fight crime

The number of housebreakings has been on the rise across Edinburgh

EDINBURGH police have posted a series of poems accompanied by Lego comics to try to make residents more security conscious. The police Twitter feed has been posting the images and poems as a part of Operation RAC, the initiative to reduce the number of housebreaking incidents in the city. A sample poem, written in the […]

April 10th, 2015 | Posted in Court & Crime | Read More »

Sir Stephen should go says top cop whistleblower

Angela Wilson has called for Stephen House to resign

A RETIRED senior police officer and whistleblower has called for the resignation of Police Scotland’s Chief Constable Sir Stephen House. Angela Wilson, former Assistant Chief Constable of Tayside Police, wants Sir Stephen to resign “for the good of the service”. Ms Wilson said that she retired three years early as a result of Sir Stephen’s […]

April 9th, 2015 | Posted in Court & Crime | Read More »

Pot-shot ex-pupil sentenced to 200 hours community service

Jack Hewitt and his father outside  Edinburgh Sheriff Court at his hearing in 2014

A FATHER has hit out after a former private schoolboy who shot at primary school children with a BB gun was sentenced to community service. A sheriff said Jack Hewitt had an “uncommon fascination” with firearms and had committed a serious crime when he fired at the children in Edinburgh in 2013. But, after taking […]

February 12th, 2015 | Posted in Court & Crime,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Tributes to tragic baby Chloe


TRIBUTES were paid yesterday to a “gorgeous” baby girl who died following an incident at a house in Edinburgh.   Ten month old Chloe Vivin Sutherland was taken to hospital on Tuesday afternoon following an incident at a property at Parkhead View in the Longstone area of the city.   She died at the Royal […]

February 4th, 2015 | Posted in Court & Crime,Police,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Family call for inquiry into Outer Hebrides murder

Nivensknowe Park fire

The family of a teenager killed in the first murder in the Outer Hebrides for more than 40 years have called an independent inquiry into those who had a duty to care for him. Liam Aitchison was just 16 when he was beaten and stabbed at least 20 times while living on the Isle of […]

January 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Court & Crime,Court & Crime,News,Top Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »

Convicted murderer wins right to have case reviewed

David Gilroy Bailed

THE murderer of an Edinburgh book-keeper has been granted a review which could see his case return to the High Court. David Gilroy, 51, who is serving a minimum sentence of 18 years for the 2010 murder of 38-year-old Suzanne Pilley – his former lover and colleague – successfully applied for a review of his […]

January 15th, 2015 | Posted in Court & Crime,Court & Crime,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Dealer arrested after asking police for directions

Lukasz Woloszyn outside Edinburgh Sheriff Court after pleading guilty to drug and weapon charges

A DOPEY drug dealer carrying a bag full of Class A drugs was arrested after he asked police for directions home. Lukasz Woloszyn had been at a Hogmanay party in Prestonpans, East Lothian, last year and needed to get back to his home in Edinburgh. The 26-year-old from a “respected” Polish family approached police officers […]

January 13th, 2015 | Posted in Court & Crime,Court & Crime,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Addicts mark veins out of the blue

Zhengxin Zhu was jailed for eight  months on Tuesday, November 18

THE BLUE lights in Edinburgh Sheriff Courts toilets are no deterrent for heroin users as they pre-mark their arms before entering the building.   Users have been marking their arms with pens before entering the building in an attempt to still be able to inject drugs according to staff in the building.   The blue […]

January 1st, 2015 | Posted in Court & Crime,Court & Crime,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Aberdeen man banned from owning dogs for life

Kendra 2

An Aberdeenshire owner dog owner has been banned from owning dogs for life after leaving his pet starving to death.   Gary Thomson, 30, of Bethelnie Cottages, Oldmeldrum, was sentenced at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Friday (12 December).   Thomson pled guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to his six year old American bull dog named […]

December 12th, 2014 | Posted in Court & Crime,Local News,Scottish News | Read More »

Feline friar elopes to find favourite authors


ONE of the UK’s top universities has given a library card to a cat. Jordan has turned his back on his Catholic friar owners and adopted Edinburgh University library as his main residence. The feline has his own Facebook page set up by students with 6,100 “likes”. And now the black and white pet has […]

December 11th, 2014 | Posted in Court & Crime,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Man crushed by lorry following row over drugs


A DISPUTE between two men over a prescription ended with one of them being crushed under the wheels of a lorry, witnesses claimed yesterday (Mon).   Hydraulic lifting gear had to be used to free the victim from under the HGV following the horrific incident in Edinburgh. The man was taken to hospital where his […]

December 8th, 2014 | Posted in Court & Crime,Court & Crime,Local News,Top Stories | Read More »

Legal high user’s drug and drink fueled attack caught on camera

Rorrison pulls the postcard stand from the door of the grocery shop

A LEGAL high user was caught on CCTV unleashing a torrent of racist abuse at an Asian shopkeeper before urinating outside the door.   Father of one Kristopher Rorrison was jailed for six months yesterday (wed) in what a sheriff described as a “bizarre and concerning” case of “running riot”.   Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard […]

December 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Court & Crime,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Chinese paedophile student jailed

Zhengxin Zhu was jailed for eight  months on Tuesday, November 18

A CHINESE student studying education at a Scots university has been jailed for downloading extreme child pornography. Zhengxin Zhu, who paid £12,600 to take a Masters in education at Edinburgh University, collected more than 2,000 vile pictures and videos. Some of the videos were “Level Five” – meaning they contained the most extreme content available. […]

November 20th, 2014 | Posted in Court & Crime,Court & Crime,Scottish News,Top Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »

Fitness to teach hearing for child porn teacher


A BOARDING school teacher who escaped jail after being caught with child porn images on his computer is set to be struck off the teaching register. Samuel Henley, a former maths teacher at the £32,000 a year Gordonstoun boarding school was sacked after police searched his parents home in July 2010 and found computers, one […]

November 7th, 2014 | Posted in Court & Crime,Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Racist abuser at Glasgow supermarket sentenced

BBC Hotels, Glasgow 2014

  A 59 year-old man was sentenced at Glasgow Sheriff Court this morning for assaulting and repeatedly subjecting a woman to racist abuse at a Denistoun supermarket.   Emiliano Sanchez, 59, was sentenced to 250 hours Community Payback Order and had a non-harassment order imposed to refraining him from approaching, contacting or communicating with the […]

October 31st, 2014 | Posted in Court & Crime,Court & Crime,Local News,Police,Uncategorized | Read More »

Police investigation which DNA-tested suspects thought poisoned hens were buzzards

Police believe the dead birds may have looked something like this

POLICE DNA-tested at least three men suspected of poisoning buzzards – even though the dead birds turned out to be hens. Police Scotland said a fortnight ago that it had launched a probe into the deaths of the six raptors, whose remains were found in a field near Fourdon, Aberdeenshire. Although police did not point […]

October 15th, 2014 | Posted in Court & Crime,News,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Police Scotland chief angered by altered figure allegations

Pic Katielee Arrowsmith/Deadline News..Lothian and Boarders Police

POLICE Scotland’s chief constable has angrily hit out at claims the force has been manipulating crime figures.   Sir Stephen House said he was “annoyed” and “upset” by allegations the figures had been altered for political ends – and vowed that he would not tolerate such activity.   His comments came ahead of a Scottish […]

October 13th, 2014 | Posted in Court & Crime,Court & Crime,Local News,News,Police,Politics,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Veteran teacher struck off after challenging schoolboy to a fight

Maths teacher Francis Carlton was struck off after squaring off with a pupil

A VETERAN teacher with a volcanic temper has been struck off after a hearing was told he once challenged a schoolboy to a fight.   Maths teacher Francis Carlton was “out of control”, frightening senior staff and pupils alike with his outbursts.   The 65-year-old threatened one boy with revealing highly sensitive information about him […]

October 10th, 2014 | Posted in Court & Crime,Court & Crime,Local News,News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World,Uncategorized | Read More »

Child molester Neil Robertson to get dental compensation

Inmates seem to have little appetite for light relief when it comes to their DVD viewing

A CONVICTED child molester is set to score a second compensation payout from Scottish prison chiefs – for his toothache. Neil Robertson, who was described by a judge as a “dangerous psychopath”, has launched legal action against the service for not providing him with proper dental treatment. The claim is the second time Robertson has […]

August 19th, 2014 | Posted in Court & Crime,Court & Crime,Top Stories | Read More »

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