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Arran man jailed for historic sex offences spanning more that twenty years

A 55 year old man has been jailed after being found guilty of sexually abusing three young girls.

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court today Duncan Mulholland was sentenced to three and a half years imprisonment and placed on the Sex Offenders' Register for abusing the girls who were aged between 7 and 15 .The offences were carried out between April 1987 and September 2008.

Former teachers jailed for historic abuse

Two former teachers were today jailed for a total of 15 years for physical and sexual abuse over a four year period against a number of boys in their care.

John Farrell and Paul Kelly, former members of the Christian Brotherhood, carried out the abuse from January 1979 until July 1983 while they were working at St Ninian's School in Falkland, Fife.

Men sentenced to 42 years' imprisonment for UK’s largest cocaine haul

Mumin Sahin, 47, and Emin Ozmen, 51, from Turkey, have today been sentenced to 22 and 20 years imprisonment respectively for their role in the smuggling of more than 3 tonnes of cocaine aboard the ocean-going tug, the MV Hamal.

The ship was boarded by officers from the National Crime Agency and Border Force on 23 April 2015 off the Aberdeenshire coast, on its way from Guyana to a planned rendezvous to the west of Denmark.

South Lanarkshire dog breeder sentenced for neglect

A 54 year-old woman has been banned from keeping dogs for 15 years after failing to provide adequate care and treatment and a good living environment for dogs in her care.

Morag Jackson, a licensed commercial dog breeder and seller, was found guilty of four offences under the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006 between July and September of last year at West Town Farm Cottage, Stonehouse, South Lanarkshire.

Life Term For Murder Of Shawlands Shopkeeper

A 32 year old from Yorkshire has been ordered to serve a minimum of 27 years for the murder of Glasgow shopkeeper Asad Shah.

The High Court in Glasgow heard that on 24 March this year having driven from Bradford, Tanveer entered a newsagent on Minard Road and began arguing with Mr Shah, who was serving customers from behind the counter.


Life term for Greenock man who murdered neighbour

A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment after stabbing to death his neighbour in a senseless knife attack.

38 year old Thomas Sellar hid a kitchen knife behind his back having complained earlier that his neighbour’s TV was turned up too loud.

Electricity company fined following death of worker

A Perth based power company has admitted health and safety offences after the fatal electrocution of a man on the power line between Dounreay and Beauly.

Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission PLC, who are responsible for maintaining the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland, pled guilty to a contravention of Sections 3(1) and Section 33(1)(a) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

They were fined £133,000 for the incident which occurred at Contullich Woods near Alness. The company were told they would have faced a fine of £200,000 were it not for their plea of guilty.

Company director jailed after elderly Edinburgh victim conned out of nearly £150,000

The director of a building company that conned an 87 year old out of nearly £150,000 has been sentenced to 3 years imprisonment.

 21 year old Robert Stewart, sole director of Abbey Roofing and Building Services, was imprisoned at Edinburgh Sheriff Court yesterday having been convicted of fraud by a jury.

Company sentenced following leisure centre death

A company has admitted health and safety failings which resulted in the death of a six year-old boy who was found unconscious in a swimming pool in Arbroath.

Prosecutors secure third round of financial penalties against cannabis farmer

At Airdrie Sheriff Court today, a confiscation order for a further £35,000 was made against a convicted cannabis grower, taking the total confiscated from him to £53,000.