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Lanarkshire man jailed & banned for Ibrox violence

19 Dec 2014

A Springburn man was today jailed for eight months and banned from attending football matches for three years for assaulting a security guard and fighting with police at Ibrox stadium. 


Aberdeen company pays over £170,000 after admitting bribery and corruption in Kazakhstan

17 Dec 2014

The Civil Recovery Unit has today recovered £172,200 under Proceeds of Crime legislation, after a Scottish company accepted that it had benefited from unlawful conduct.


Festive knife crime warning

12 Dec 2014

The Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland QC has today launched the Scottish prosecution service's campaign targeting knife carrying offenders over the seasonal period.

Anyone caught in possession of a knife in a public place or on domestic premises having had to come through a public place to reach those premises will be prosecuted before a Sheriff and Jury, resulting in a potential increase from a maximum prison term of one year to five years.


£4,000 confiscated from Glasgow woman found with over 700g of amphetamine in her freezer

11 Dec 2014

At Glasgow Sheriff Court yesterday, Karen McBride (DOB 28/07/1965), from Drumchapel in Glasgow, was made subject of a confiscation order for £4,000.


Lord Advocate says US Senate report will be part of investigation into rendition flights

10 Dec 2014

The Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland QC has today instructed Police Scotland to consider the U.S. Senate report on CIA interrogation as part of the ongoing police investigation into rendition flights.


Glasgow man who stored cannabis and heroin in industrial unit has £27,500 confiscated

04 Dec 2014

At Glasgow Sheriff Court today, John McKee (DOB 10/01/1956), from Tollcross, Glasgow, was made subject of a confiscation order for £27,500.


Crown Office sets out social media prosecution policy

04 Dec 2014

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has today launched written policy guidance on communications sent via social media, to provide clarity on when such communications will amount to criminal conduct. 


Edinburgh man jailed for industrial estate rape

03 Dec 2014

At the High Court in Edinburgh today, Krzysztof Druzgala was sentenced to seven years imprisonment, plus a three year extended sentence, and placed on the Sex Offenders' Register for raping a 20-year-old woman in an Edinburgh industrial estate on 30 August this year.


Broxburn man banned from football matches and fined for Hampden incident

02 Dec 2014

Broxburn man Steven Paterson has been fined £800 and given a one year Football Banning Order today for lashing out at police during a Hibernian vs Falkirk match at Hampden.

During the match on 13 April 2013, Paterson (DOB 30/06/1973) became agressive and abusive and after being arrested by police began lashing out with his arms and legs in an attempt to resist arrest.


Dundee man has £70,000 confiscated after being found with £1,300 of cannabis in car

28 Nov 2014

At Dumfries Sheriff Court today, Mohammed Shikari (DOB 14/10/1983), from Dundee, was made subject of a confiscation order for £70,000.