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Glasgow man who fled from police to have £250,000 illegal earnings confiscated

27 Mar 2015

At Glasgow Sheriff Court today, Mohammed Rafiq, (01/03/72) from the Thornliebank area of Glasgow, was made subject to a confiscation order for £250,000.

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Crown Office considering Fatal Accident Inquiry into the death of Ewan Williamson

20 Mar 2015

Following the outcome of the criminal prosecution against the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Crown Counsel will consider whether or not it is in the public interest to hold a Fatal Accident Inquiry into the death of fire fighter Ewan Williamson on 12 July 2009 at the Balmoral Bar, Dalry Road, Edinburgh.

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Skipper jailed for failings that lead to death of diver

19 Mar 2015

Guthrie Melville, the skipper of the boat 'Solstice', has been sentenced to nine month imprisonment today at Stirling Sheriff Court for health and safety regulatory failings that lead to the tragic death of James Irvine in Largo Bay, Leven.

Melville was found guilty after trial on 17 February at Stirling Sheriff Court on two charges on indictment contrary to The Diving at Work Regulations 1997, Regulation 6 and the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, Section 33(1)(c).

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Robert Buczek given life sentence for brutal murder of 85-year-old woman

17 Mar 2015
At the High Court in Stirling today, 23-year-old Robert Buczek was sentenced to life imprisonment, with a punishment part of 20 years, for robbing and murdering Edinburgh pensioner Eleanor Whitelaw.

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Lord Advocates visits refugee and asylum seeker support group

16 Mar 2015

The Lord Advocate, the Right Honourable Frank Mulholland QC, tonight (16 March) visited the Uniting Nations in Scotland (UNiS) group, in Charing Cross, Glasgow.

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Crown secures compensation and right to take future earnings from Aberdeenshire man

16 Mar 2015

At Aberdeen Sheriff Court today, Edward Chesser (DOB 25/12/1967), from the Aberdeen area, was made subject of a Confiscation Order after allowing a total of £23,000 to be transferred into his account.

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Helensburgh fire murderer Snowden stripped of assets

16 Mar 2015

At Edinburgh High Court today, Scott Snowden (DOB 28/07/1975), currently imprisoned but formerly from Helensburgh, was made subject of a confiscation order.

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Two men banned from football matches for total of four years, six months after Old Firm disturbances

12 Mar 2015

Two cases resulting from incidents on the day of the Old Firm match of 1 February 2015 concluded at Glasgow Sheriff Court today.

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No further Inquiry necessary over 2012 Tornado collision

12 Mar 2015

On 3 July 2012 a collision between two RAF Tornado aircraft occurred over the Moray Firth, which led to the deaths of RAF aircrew Hywel Tomos Poole, Samuel Edward Bailey and Adam Mark Sanders.

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Throwing smoke bomb onto pitch at Scottish Cup final gets Dundee man fined and banned from matches

12 Mar 2015

At Glasgow Sheriff Court today, 27-year-old Alister Christie was fined £1,000 and had a three months Football Banning Order imposed for throwing a smoke bomb onto the Celtic Park pitch at the start of the Scottish Cup Final between St Johnstone and Dundee United on 17 May last year.

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