Sunday, May 9, 2021

Rankin says Rebus too maverick to get a job with Police Scotland

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IAN Rankin has revealed that his famously maverick fictional detective John Rebus would have no place in Police Scotland.Speaking at a Q&A with fans, the Edinburgh author said that if he were to begin...

Police Scotland criticised for dropping anti-drowning kit from patrol cars

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POLICE Scotland have been accused of “irresponsible” behaviour - after dropping safety equipment designed to save people from drowning.Last month the force announced it would no longer be storing “throw lines” in its patrol...

Chinese paedophile student jailed

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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...

Man allowed his flat to be used as a brothel

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A THAI man is facing jail after he allowed his Edinburgh city centre flat to be used as a brothel by prostitutes.Tanasak Sopatai let women use his home to provide sexual services, it was...

Corrupt cop who stole £200K banned from bookies

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A CORRUPT police officer who served time for stealing more than £200,000 has been banned from a betting shop after placing large cash wagers.Dean Burnett was jailed in July 2013 for stealing cash and...

Church calls on Prime Minister to show ‘British Values’ in tackling extremism

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THE Convener of the Church of Scotland’s Church and Society Council, Rev Sally Foster-Fulton is calling on David Cameron to embody the ‘British values’ he has laid out today by welcoming refugees, promoting social...

Police Scotland cancel plans for £3m “snooper plane”

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POLICE Scotland have scrapped plans to buy a controversial aircraft costing up to £3m and capable of surveillance.The force has confirmed it has now dropped plans for a fixed-wing aircraft to provide services that...

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...

£7m bill for 224 foreign cons in Scots jails last year

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AT LEAST 227 foreign criminals served time in Scottish jails last year - 131 of them from EU countries.Nearly half of the EU prisoners were Polish, in line with Poles being the biggest population...

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,...

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...

Police Scotland ridiculed over “creepy” elf Xmas safety campaign

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POLICE Scotland have been ridiculed for using a “creepy” toy elf, dolls, and a monkey in an “embarrassing” bid to promote safety at Christmas.In a series of images posted on social media, the figures...

Addicts mark veins out of the blue

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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...

Crime Scotland – September 21

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DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY POLICEA WHEELIE bin was set alight in Blacklocks Vennel at around 3.20am on Sunday, September 11.Police are keen to trace two males seen in the area around the time of the...
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...

Man arrested for allegedly selling over 500 fake coronavirus testing kits on the dark...

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A man has been arrested for allegedly selling fake coronavirus testing kits on the dark web.The man was arrested at home in Birmingham and taken into custody on Tuesdayfor alleged offences under the Fraud...

Racist abuser at Glasgow supermarket sentenced

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 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...

Family call for inquiry into Outer Hebrides murder

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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...

£4000 of heroin in Shetland seizure

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POLICE in Shetland have seized more that £4000 of heroin.The drug was taken from a 20-year-old woman after she was searched at a ferry terminal in Lerwick.Officers found her to be carrying heroin with...

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...
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