Sunday, May 9, 2021

HMRC Warning: watch out for scammers

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FRAUDSTERS are targeting tax credits claimants with scam emails, fake websites and text messages in the run-up to the 31 July renewals deadline, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) warned today.New statistics show that nearly 51,000...

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...

Officers delete 55 illegal prisoner Facebook accounts

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TECH-SAVVY Scots prisoners have been signing on to social media from behind bars.Figures released by the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) showed that officers have deleted the accounts of 55 keen Facebook users in 2014...

Gormless goldmine gang get away with worthless rock

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THE UK’S thickest thieves got away with a few pounds of worthless rock after hiking miles to break into a gold mine.The Cononish mine is thought to contain up to 20,000 ounces of gold...

Top social worker warns cuts increase risk of tragedies

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ONE of Scotland’s most senior social workers has warned that funding cuts have increased the risk of tragedies involving children.An inquiry led by Edinburgh and Fife council officials recently found that circumstances leading up...

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...

Watchdog criticise Aberdeen Police for leaving prisoner with broken arm without care

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ACCORDING to a new report from the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner Aberdeen Police delayed the obtaining of medical attention for a prisoner with a fractured elbow.The Police watchdog has recommended that Police Scotland...

Independent review finds Mikaeel Kular death “could not have been predicted”

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AN independent case review of the death of three year-old Mikaeel Kular at the hands of his mother Rosdeep Adekoya has found that the circumstances leading to his death "could not have been predicted."The...

Man with learning difficulties was “battered to death”

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A MAN with learning difficulties is believed to have been "battered to death" at a house in West Lothian yesterday morning.Police are investigating after the body of Lloyd Williams was found at a house...

Police hunting suspects in high value Jewellery theft

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POLICE SCOTLAND have issued details of two men they believe to be connected to a high value jewellery theft in Dundee. The police wish to speak to two men following the bold jewellery theft from...

Woman, 61, punched in face during daylight car jacking

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A WOMAN In her 60s was assaulted during a broad daylight carjack in a busy city street.A thug punched the 61-year-old in the face as she stood by her car in Edinburgh before taking...

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...

Convicted murderer wins right to have case reviewed

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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...

Dealer arrested after asking police for directions

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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...

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...

Man crushed by lorry following row over drugs

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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...

Man convicted of stabbing 17 year old boy in the heart

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A man who killed a 17 year boy by stabbing him in the hearts has been convicted of culpable homicide. Jamie Wishart was found guilty of killing 17 year-old Connor Cleave after stabbing him in...

Lord Advocate has issued a warning to environmental criminals

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Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland QC has said that those who seek to degrade this country’s environment for their own greed will not be allowed to profit from waste crime. The Lord Advocate was delivering the...

Garage owner’s car vandalised

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A HOMEOWNER has released CCTV footage of the moment a vandal poured acid on his Range Rover.The attack caused £3,000-worth of damage to the paintwork on Brian McPhillips’ car.The footage, filmed from his house...

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...
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