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Police investigate threat of Oregon-style massacre at Edinburgh University

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AN ANONYMOUS online troll threatened a copycat shooting at Edinburgh University today following the Oregon college shooting which claimed 10 lives.On Thursday morning a shooter - believed to by 26 year-old Chris Harper-Mercer, who...

Juror at Pacteau’s first trial complained he “could not hear evidence”

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ALEXANDER Pacteau was free to murder Karen Buckley after he escaped conviction for attempted rape and sexual assault just two years earlier.And it can be revealed that during that trial in 2013, a juror...

Police renew appeal to trace man who dropped bottle of wine onto car

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POLICE have renewed an appeal to identify a group of people who dropped a bottle of wine on a car as it passed below a footbridge.Two female healthcare workers were showered with wine and...

Men assaulted in flat

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By Emma Hamilton POLICE are appealing for witnesses after two men were assaulted at a flat in West Lothian.The incident took place on Saturday evening at a property in Beechwood Road, Blackburn.The victims, aged 35...

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...
Gay Wharton | Crime News UK

Husband of ex-mayoress who was killed at crossing campaigning for tougher sentences

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A GRIEVING husband of an ex-mayoress who was mowed down whilst walking across a pelican crossing is campaigning for tougher dangerous driving sentences.Stephen Wharton from Bolton, Greater Manchester wants the sentence for Death by...

Dashcam video captures one-way foul-up

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A DASHCAM video has captured the moment a driver turned the wrong way into a busy, 40mph one-way road.The incident was filmed in Livingston, West Lothian, on a one way road which connects the...

Mikaeel Kular murder enquiry costs exceed £200,000

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THE COST of searching for tragic Mikaeel Kular and the following murder enquiry has now exceeded £200,000, police have revealed.A full-scale search was launched in January when the three-year-old was reported missing from his...

Care home boss faked complaint letters to get colleague sacked

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A CARE home manager has been struck off after she fabricated anonymous complaints in a bid to get a colleague sacked.Sharon Hendry was in charge of Airlie House care home in Ayr, South Ayrshire,...
GTCS | Scottish Crime News

Scots primary school admits to groping teacher who he had just asked to “motorboat”

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A SCOTS primary school teacher has admitted to groping a colleague who he had just asked to motorboat - while on a school trip.The General Teaching Council for Scotland today decided to keep the...

Downward trend in debt cases continues

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THE number of debt cases being considered by Scottish courts has continued to fall for the fifth year in a row.There were 35,400 debt cases raised in 2013-14, a drop of 46% since 2008-09.The...

Third of Scots police officers believe a culture of bullying exists within the force

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A THIRD of Scots police officers believe a culture of bullying exists within the force, a new survey has revealed.Recent figures suggest a dramatic decline in staff morale, with up to one in ten...

Girlfriend of stab victim pays tribute to her “hero”

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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...

Crime Scotland – September 22

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DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY POLICETWO ducks have been stolen in a night time raid.The birds were stolen from Barnhill Springs, Moffat, sometime between 9.30pm on Tuesday, September 20 and 7am on Wednesday, September 21. A PROPERTY...

Scots sex workers to enjoy home visits from NHS health workers

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SCOTS sex workers could soon be enjoying home visits from health workers, it has been revealed.The new initiative by Police Scotland and NHS Lothian will be launched later this month - intended to respond...

Near disaster as van man overtakes four vehicles

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A HEARTSTOPPING video shows an impatient van overtake at least four vehicles before narrowly avoiding a head-on crash with a car and lorry.Dashcam images show the driver of the silver transit van speeding past...

Gamekeeper sentenced for using illegal traps on his estate

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A GAMEKEEPER who used illegal traps on his estate has been ordered to carry out 240 hours unpaid work.James O’Reilly pled guilty at Stirling Sheriff Court to setting up unidentified snares which led to...

19 Prisoners in Scotland were released by mistake

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BUNGLING prison chiefs has been branded “amateurish” after it was revealed 19 prisoners have been released by mistake.The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) revealed “communication errors” and “miscalculation of release date” were just some of...

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...

Teacher makes third bid to save career as costs soar to £225K

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A TEACHER struck off twice for incompetence has made a last ditch attempt to save her career in a case which will have cost teachers over £224,000.Janet Garner will appear at the Court of...
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