Sunday, May 9, 2021

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...

Sheriff Liddle claims courts in crisis

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A SERVING judge has angrily complained that his court is in "crisis" as a result of "gross overloading". Sheriff Gordon Liddle launched an outspoken and unprecedented public attack from the bench after being told cases...

Police Scotland chief angered by altered figure allegations

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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...

Veteran teacher struck off after challenging schoolboy to a fight

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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...

PE teacher had Cocaine at T in the Park

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A TEACHER has spoken of his “disgraceful behaviour” after he was caught with cocaine at last summer’s T in the Park.PE teacher William Simpson was found to have the drug in his possession when...

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...

Child molester Neil Robertson to get dental compensation

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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...

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...

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...

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...

Edinburgh Airport car park fire firm under investigation

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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...

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...

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...

Woman found dead in Edinburgh has been named

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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...

Cigarettes stolen in lorry raid

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By Emma Hamilton THIEVES have stolen thousands of pounds of cigarettes from the back of a lorry.Police are looking to trace a silver 4x4 The vehicle was making a delivery to the Co-op in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian...

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...

Hunt after ‘sickening’ sex attack

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POLICE are hunting a man after a ‘sickening’ sex attack on a 16-year-old woman last night (Mon).Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward following the assault in Edinburgh’s Broomhouse Road.Police said the woman...

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...

Crime Scotland – September 26

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CENTRAL SCOTLAND POLICEPOLICE are appealing for information after a garden in Avonbridge was damaged.The incident occurred sometime between 7pm on Tuesday September 20 and 7.30am on...

Woman assaulted in Glasgow park

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A WOMAN has been robbed and sexually assaulted in a Glasgow park.The 49-year-old was walking to work through Cranhill Park at around 7.25am on Sunday when a man pushed her to the ground.He hit...
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