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Explosion at Borders Fine Arts results in £10,500 fine

22 Jul 2014

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following an explosion at Borders Fine Arts, Langholm in 2012 revealed health and safety breaches which have resulted in a £10,500 fine for the parent company Enesco Limited of Carlisle.


Greenock based engineering company fined £10k after steel lathe crushed employee

21 Jul 2014
A Greenock based engineering company has pled guilty today at Greenock Sheriff Court for failing to ensure the health and safety of its employees after a steel lathe crushed an employee who was relocating it within their Greenock factory.


£30,000 confiscated from Edinburgh man after police officers notice smell of cannabis

16 Jul 2014

At Edinburgh Sheriff Court today, Alan Savage (DOB 26/05/1966), from Edinburgh, was made subject of a confiscation order for £30,000.


Coatbridge cannabis grower loses £5,900 after cultivation uncovered

14 Jul 2014

At Hamilton Sheriff Court today, Steven Walker (DOB 31/01/1976), from Coatbridge, was made subject of a confiscation order for £5,900.

On 4 November 2012, police attended at the accused’s address, having received reports of a strong smell of cannabis emanating from the property. Police recovered 15 plants from the loft area of the property, along with a quantity of dried herbal cannabis from on top of the kitchen unit. 


Lord Advocate vows to protect legitimate business from Commonwealth Games ticket touts and counterfeiters

14 Jul 2014

The Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland QC has instructed prosecutors to use the full range of their powers to protect the interests of legitimate businesses and their hard working staff in the run up to the Commonwealth Games by cracking down on fraudsters.


Heroin dealer sentenced to three years, four months imprisonment and has £13,940 confiscated

14 Jul 2014

At Glasgow High Court today, Paul John Greenhalgh (DOB 02/09/1975), from Salford, Lancashire, was sentenced to three years and four months imprisonment.

The accused plead guilty on 13 June 2014 to being concerned in the supply of heroin, a contravention of Section 4(3)(B) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, and was made subject of a confiscation order for £13,940.


Lengthy football ban for Airdrie sectarianism man

11 Jul 2014

PF V Darren Murphy

Coatbridge man Darren Murphy was yesterday given a five-year Football Banning Order and fines totalling £400 for sectarian singing during a match at the Excelsior Stadium in Airdrie on 23 August 2013. 


Three year football ban for Motherwell lamp-post self-stun man

10 Jul 2014

Stirling man Kieran Letford yesterday received a 3-year Football Banning Order and a 135-hour Community Payback Order for fighting with others and struggling with police officers in Windmillhill Street, Motherwell.


Estranged husband sentenced for stalking

03 Jul 2014

At Glasgow Sheriff Court today Maroun Khori from Glasgow was sentenced to 21 months imprisonment and given a 10 year non-harassment order for stalking his estranged wife.
Khori was found guilty of the domestic abuse aggravated stalking charge on 5 June at Glasgow Sheriff Court when sentenced was deferred until today.


Jail for man who targeted older victims in spate of thefts

01 Jul 2014

At Inverness Sheriff Court today Peter MacMillan was sentenced to three years imprisonment for a string of thefts, and housebreaking related offences targeting older people at their homes in the city.