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Man jailed for a catalogue of sex offences and violence

01 Aug 2014

At the High Court in Glasgow today, Duncan Dreghorn, also known as Duncan Begg, was sentenced to eight years imprisonment and placed on the Sex Offenders' Register for a catalogue of violent and sexual offences spanning over 10 years.

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Bristol company fined £10,000 for Edinburgh warehouse fall

31 Jul 2014

A Bristol based roofing company has pled guilty today at Edinburgh Sheriff Court for failing to make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to its employees when working at heights after an employee fell through the roof light of a warehouse in Gorgie Park Road.

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Scottish Water fined £6,500 for pollution of Alva Burn

28 Jul 2014

Scottish Water was fined £6,500 for an incident of water pollution in Alva in 2013 at Alloa Sheriff Court today.

The company pled guilty to the offence under the Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 Regulation 4 and 44(1)(a) and the Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003 Section 20(3)(a).

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Andrew McKinlay jailed for killing girlfriend

25 Jul 2014

At the High Court in Glasgow today, Andrew McKinlay was sentenced to life imprisonment, with a punishment part of 15 years, for the murder of his girlfriend Josephine Steele.

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Rosdeep Adekoya pleads guilty to murdering Mikaeel Kular

25 Jul 2014


Speaking after the plea, a Crown Office spokesperson said:

“Today Rosdeep Adekoya has pled guilty to the culpable homicide of her three-year-old son, Mikaeel Kular.  She has also admitted attempting to defeat the ends of justice by concealing his body in Fife and falsely claiming that he was a missing person, instigating a large scale search.

 “It would be inappropriate for us to comment further until the case has concluded and sentence has been passed.”

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.

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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.

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£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.

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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. 

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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.

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