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Pensioner who murdered woman jailed for a minimum of 16 years

A 72-year old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment and will serve a minimum 16 years in jail for murdering a woman in her Inverness home..

Life term for sister killing

A 51 year old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment and told he will serve a minimum of 17 years for murdering his sister.

The High Court in Glasgow heard that on 17 September 2016 Charles Gordon strangled his sister Elizabeth Bowe in her own home in St.Andrews, Fife.

Order for Lifelong Restriction for Mosque petrol bomber

A 29 year old man has been given an Order of Lifelong Restriction, with a minimum punishment part of three years and nine months in custody, for throwing a petrol bomb at Edinburgh’s Central Mosque.

Life sentence for murder of vulnerable 68 year old

A 21 year old has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of pensioner Gordon Bolam in Glasgow last summer.

Fife woman sentenced for bomb threats

A woman who made death threats to a high profile politician and bomb threats to a number of well-known locations has been given the first ever Serious Crime Prevention Order (SCPO) to be issued in Scotland.

Fred Talbot jailed for abusing boys

A former teacher turned TV weatherman has been jailed for four years and placed on the Sex Offenders Register for abusing school boys in his care.

Fraudster Jailed

A man who orchestrated a highly complex series of mortgage frauds has been jailed for a total of 11 years. 52 year old Edwin McLaren conned dozens of victims over the course of several years.

McLaren was convicted on 29 charges after a successful prosecution case spanning the longest criminal trial in Scottish legal history.

Lord Advocate Welcomes Publication of Hate Crime Figures

The Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, today welcomed the publication of figures on Hate Crime in Scotland.

Hate Crime in Scotland, 2016-17 - An Official Statistics publication for Scotland

A report on Hate Crime in Scotland 2016-17 was published today. This brings together figures on race crime, and on crime motivated by prejudice related to religion, disability, sexual orientation and transgender identity.

Youth worker admits stalking charge

A volunteer youth worker who bombarded a teenage girl with hundreds of unwanted messages  has been given a Community Payback Order and ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work after admitting a charge of stalking.